July 5 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
July 5

1955 : Chuck Berry's song "Maybellene" is copyrighted in Berry's name alone, but Alan Freed's name is added as a form of payola.

1966 : Chas Chandler of The Animals sees Jimi Hendrix perform at the Cafe Wha? in New York. Chandler goes on to become Jimi's manager and takes him to London, where The Jimi Hendrix Experience forms.

1966 : Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers has an operation in a Los Angeles hospital to remove nodes on his vocal cords.

1969 : The Rolling Stones put on a free concert in London's Hyde Park, which becomes a tribute to their founding member Brian Jones, who died two days earlier.

1984 : The Everly Brothers launch their first tour together in eleven years, in Cincinnati.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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