July 24 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
July 24

1956 : Ten years to the day after their act began, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis break up their wildly popular musical/comedy act after a farewell show at New York's Copacabana nightclub.

1972 : Bobby Ramirez, drummer with Edgar Winter's White Trash, is beaten to death in a Chicago barroom brawl after several patrons complain about the length of his hair.

1977 : The original Led Zeppelin plays their last ever show in the United States. Two days after the concert at the Oakland Coliseum, Robert Plant learns that his son Karac has died, which cancels the rest of their tour.

1985 : A stretch of Detroit's Washington Boulevard is renamed "Aretha Franklin's Freeway Of Love", in honor of her recent comeback hit.

1995 : Performing in the heavily Jewish suburb of West Bloomfield, Michigan, Blood, Sweat And Tears lead singer David Clayton-Thomas makes an inappropriate comment about the weather, saying it was "as hot as the last train car going to Auschwitz." The press make sure to find an Auschwitz survivor in the crowd to declare the remark "stupid".

1995 : A three-night career retrospective honoring Frank Sinatra on his 80th birthday begins at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. A visibly ailing Sinatra attends but does not perform. Meanwhile, in New York City, the Empire State Building is lit with blue lights in his honor.

1998 : Country legend Tanya Tucker files suit against her label, Capitol Nashville, for $300,000, claiming the label has not promoted her properly.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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