July 18 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
July 18

1968 : Hugh Masekela's "Grazing In The Grass" is certified gold.

1968 : Gary Puckett and the Union Gap's "Lady Willpower" is certified gold.

1972 : All six members of Sly And The Family Stone are arrested in Hollywood after police search their tour bus and find two pounds of marijuana and two vials of cocaine.

1974 : Reinforcing his anti-establishment beliefs, the US denies renewal of John Lennon's visa based on a drug possession conviction in England four years earlier. The matter is sorted out and an international incident averted.

1978 : John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's "You're The One That I Want" is certified platinum.

1983 : Following up on momentum from their free Central Park reunion concert, Simon and Garfunkel start a 19-city tour in Akron, Ohio.

1988 : Ike Turner is sentenced to one year in a Santa Monica, California jail for six grams of crack found in his car during a traffic stop in August 1987.

1991 : The very first Lollapalooza music festival is held in select locations throughout North America. Bands and artists include Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Living Colour, Ice-T, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Viol.

2008 : Billy Joel plays the "Last Play at Shea" concert - the final show before Shea Stadium is closed down. Joel is joined on stage by Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and The Who's Roger Daltry.

2012 : The Who announce the launching of a tour to revive their rock opera "Quadrophenia". The original run of the film of Quadrophenia debuted in 1979; the album in 1973. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as the surviving members of the group, are also tapped to perform the ending song for the 2012 Olympic games in London.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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