This Day in Music History
1958 : While on tour in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Buddy Holly waterskis across Lake Rhinelander and nearly drowns when he loses control and falls into the water.
1968 : Black Sabbath play their first live gig.
1973 : Tensions between The Everly Brothers spill over at a show in Hollywood, where Phil Everly smashes his guitar in frustration. Don Everly continues the show on his own, announcing, "The Everly Brothers died ten years ago". (The duo would reunite in 1983.)
1974 : Eric Clapton invites Todd Rundgren to play guitar during the encore of Clapton's concert at Madison Square Garden. Todd's guitar rig isn't working. Clapton takes off his guitar, hands it to Todd and steps aside to listen.
1985 : The Live Aid concerts take place in Philadelphia and London's Wembley Stadium to raise money for the hungry in Africa. The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Elton John, David Bowie, The Who, Queen, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan all take part. Howard Jones sings his hit-single, "Hide and Seek" on Freddie Mercury's piano at Wembley Stadium.
1992 : Jett Williams, illegitimate daughter of country legend Hank Williams, is granted partial royalties on his songs by a New York appeals court, adding to a ruling reached on July 5 that she should receive half of his estate.
1997 : The drunk-driving trial of John Denver ends in a hung jury, with half of the jurors finding him not guilty due to a thyroid condition that may have altered the results of his sobriety test.
2000 : James Brown is formally charged with assaulting Russell Eubanks, an employee of South Carolina Electric and Gas, with a steak knife after Eubanks visited Brown's Beech Island estate to check on reports that he was without electricity.
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