Saturday, July 9, 2011


1879 - Composer Ottorino Respighi was born 1879.
1915 - Composer David Diamond was born.
1956 - Dick Clark made his debut as host of "Bandstand" on a Philadelphia TV station. The name of the show was changed to "American Bandstand" when it went to ABC-TV.
1958 - Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records.
1972 - Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.

1974 - Crosby, Stills, and Nash started their reunion tour in Seattle.
1977 - Elvis Costello quit his day job as a computer operator at a cosmetic factory.
1981 - The Jacksons began a 36 city tour.
1984 - The album "Ice Cream Castle" was released by The Time.
1991 - U.S. President George Bush presented a National Medal of Art to Roy Acuff.
1995 - The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field. Garcia died the next month of a heart attack.
1996 - Prince released the album "Chaos and Disorder."
1998 - Scott Weiland had an bench warrant issued for him when he missed his second court date stemming from drug possession charges.
1998 - MTV Networks Europe announced in London the launch of freeform music channel M2 Europe. It was the first TV station to be launched on the internet.
1998 - Robert "Waddy" Wachtel and his wife were arrested for investigation of possessing child pornography, allegedly found on his personal computer.
1998 - Janet Jackson set a gross revenue record of $875,000 at the MCI Center in Washington, DC. The previous record was set my Yanni on January 31, 1998, with $860,300.
1999 - Mary Chapin Carpenter canceled a concert at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, MO, at the last minute. She had to fly home to tend to a very sick Golden Retriever.
1999 - The state of Indiana renamed a 25-mile stretch of Interstate Route 65 as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." The same day Babyface donated $50,000 to establish VH1's Save The Music campaign in the state.
2001 - The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their "Black & Blue World Tour 2001." The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse. The tour resumed on August 24th.

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