July 22 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
July 22

1967 : Vanilla Fudge plays its debut concert in New York City.

1969 : Elvis Presley's NBC-TV Special soundtrack (aka "The '68 Comeback Special") is certified gold.

1969 : Aretha Franklin, struggling with the breakup of her marriage, is arrested for causing a disturbance in an incident at a Detroit parking lot.

1971 : The Doors' "L.A. Woman" is certified gold.

1979 : Little Richard, who has been preaching of his salvation throughout the United States, makes his famous statement, "If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody."

1987 : Morris Albert is found guilty of plagiarism in New York, with a jury finding that his massive 1975 composition Feelings borrowed heavily from a French song from 1956 called "Pour Toi".

1994 : Billy Joel and Elton John begin the first of five duet concerts at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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