This Day in Music History
1969 : Jimi Hendrix is paid $125,000 for a single performance, at Newport Jazz Festival.
1972 : The Tallahatchee Bridge in Greenwood, Mississippi, made famous in Bobbie Gentry's Ode To Billie Joe, collapses.
2003 : For his 54th birthday, Lionel Richie receives a special gift: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to Richie, the star's location on Hollywood Blvd. isn't far from the Holiday Inn where The Commodores stayed on there first trip to L.A. while recording their debut album.
2004 : Paul McCartney performs his 3,000th live show in Petersburg, Russia.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com