July 11 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
Miscellaneous
July 11

1946 : Dean Martin begins his recording career mere weeks before teaming up with nightclub comic Jerry Lewis.

1951 : On WJW in Cleveland, Alan Freed broadcasts his first "Moondog House Rock and Roll Party", marking the first radio show with the phrase "Rock and Roll" and giving Freed a claim on the origin of the term. More importantly, Freed plays R&B music, which introducing the sound to a new (and mostly white) audience.

1971 : The first stage performance of "Jesus Christ, Superstar" is in Pittsburgh.

1979 : The space station Skylab crashes to Earth after 6 years in space. Leading up to the event, Electric Light Orchestra take out ads in trade magazines dedicating their new single, "Don't Bring Me Down", to Skylab.

1990 : Steven Adler is fired from Guns N' Roses because of his drug use. He is replaced by Matt Sorum, who was previously with The Cult.

1992 : Jerry Garcia, who has a passion for painting and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, introduces a line of neckties he designed.

1994 : Michael Jackson's spokesperson publicly denies rampant rumors that the singer has married Lisa Marie Presley.

2012 : Florence Welch, lead woman for Florence + the Machine, faces ill health and a failing voice, causing the group to cancel two European concerts. She's forced to cancel on doctor's orders to avoid permanent damage to her famous contralto voice.

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