This Day in Music History
1895 : Scott Joplin's "A Picture Of Her Face" is copyrighted.
1956 : Elvis Presley meets Gene Vincent at Grand Central Station in New York City.
1973 : At the Hammersmith Odeon in London, David Bowie appears as Ziggy Stardust for the last time, explaining: "Not only is this the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do." Many took this to mean Bowie was retiring from music altogether, though Bowie just meant he was retiring Stardust. This show was later made into a movie directed by D.A. Pennebaker called "Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars".
1976 : Brian Wilson appears onstage with The Beach Boys for the first time in twelve years, in Anaheim, California.
1975 : Three Dog Night's Chuck Negron is arrested in his hotel room and charged with cocaine possession on the opening night of a tour.
1995 : The members of R&B group TLC file for bankrupcy despite continued success. The group claims their money was mismanaged by Perri "Pebbles" Reid and her production company Pebbitone Inc. Reid denies the claim and says she was trying to get TLC a better deal with their record label, LaFace Records, but things weren't working out.
2009 : Algerian music star Cheb Mami (real name Ahmed Khelifati Mohammed) is sentenced by a French court to five years in prison for abducting his former girlfriend and trying to force her to have an abortion. Mami is best known in America for his collaboration with Sting on the song Desert Rose.
2011 : Unable to walk since a botched operation two years earlier, Little Richard is wheeled in with a piano to perform at the "A Capitol Fourth" concert at the National Mall in Washington DC. It's his first performance since the operation.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com