July 28 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
Miscellaneous
July 28

1968 : The Beatles hold their "Mad Day Out", an all-day group photography session across London, which produces most of their well-known latter-day photographs, including the cover of Life and the inside gatefold of their Beatles 1967-1970 album.

1969 : After a Moscow magazine explains how to turn an acoustic guitar into an electric one using only parts from a telephone, police report that thousands of the city's phone booths have been stripped.

1973 : The "Summer Jam" concert takes place at Watkins Glen racetrack in New York, outdrawing Woodstock with a crowd of over 600,000. The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Band play to the massive crowd that paid $10 a ticket - if they bought one.

1979 : After a show in Cleveland, Joe Perry quits Aerosmith when he gets in screaming match with Steven Tyler. He is replaced by Jim Crespo, but rejoins the band in 1984.

1985 : Portland, Oregon, declares today "Kingsmen Day" in honor of their garage-rock native sons, who scored a legendary hit with their version of Louie Louie.

1987 : The Beatles' company, Apple, sues shoemaker Nike, Capitol Records, EMI, and Wieden Kennedy advertising agency for $15 million for unauthorized use of the Beatles' song Revolution in one of their "Nike Air" TV ads. Nike claimed it had paid their US label, Capitol, $250,000 for the rights, and also that Yoko Ono had given her blessing. The suit was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

1989 : Anne Murray opens the Anne Murray Centre, a multimedia museum of her career, in her hometown of Springhill, Nova Scotia.

1992 : Patti LaBelle walks offstage during her concert in Warwick, Rhode Island, having complained to the audience about the catering backstage.

1995 : After decades of legal wrangling, James Al Hendrix, surviving father of Jimi, is once again granted legal use of his son's name and likeness for merchandising.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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