This Day in Music History
1961 : Frankie Avalon begins a 12-day tour of South America, one of the first rock tours to play on the continent.
1962 : Brenda Lee dislocates her neck while performing at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and is hospitalized.
1963 : Brenda Lee graduates from the showbiz-friendly high school Hollywood Professional, having already earned 12 top ten records.
1966 : After buying pot from an undercover cop posing as a student at his high school, Steven Tallarico is arrested and charged with drug possession. He is given a year's probation and labelled a "Youthful Offender", which later keeps him from getting drafted. Tallarico later becomes Steven Tyler and forms Aerosmith.
1969 : Mick Taylor is introduced to the media as the new guitarist of The Rolling Stones. He replaces Brian Jones.
1982 : Remember "No Nukes"? It was a big movement in the '80s during the Cold War, and on this day the largest political rally in US history took place when about 750,000 people went to New York's Central Park for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament, which featured performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Gary "U.S." Bonds.
1992 : Jordan and Danny of New Kids on the Block are acquitted in copyright-infringement charges stemming from their song "I'll Be Your Everything", which the estate of Percy Sledge claimed borrowed heavily from Sledge's 1975 song of the same name.
1994 : Cab Calloway suffers a stroke in his hometown of Rochester, New York, the beginning of a series of medical events which will lead to his death a few months later.
2000 : Bruce Springsteen debuts his new song, "American Skin (41 Shots)", which protests the NYPD killing of unarmed suspect Amadou Diallo, to resounding boos at Madison Square Garden.
2003 : Little Richard, Van Morrison, Queen, and Phil Collins are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2007 : Canada issues postage stamps honoring Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray and Paul Anka.
2009 : At the Bonnaroo festival, Beastie Boys play together for the last time, as Adam Yauch (MCA) would soon be diagnosed with cancer.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com