~ 1976 – Punk band Buzzcocks make their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols
~ 1947 – Carlos Santana is born
~ 1973 – Everly Brothers announce their break up as a duo
~ 1912 – Woody Guthrie is born
~ 1946 Linda Rnonstadt is born
~ 1973 – Ray Davies announced that he was leaving The Kinks. He returned to the group within the week.
~ 1966 – Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton form Cream
~ 1996 – Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries accepted an undisclosed settlement after a London newspaper reported that she appeared on stage without panties.
~ 1954 – The first Newport Jazz Festival was held at the Newport Casino, in Newport, RI.
~ 1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees at The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York.
~ 1953 – Elvis Presley recorded “My Happiness” as a gift for his mother. It was his first recording.
~ 1974 – The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.
~ 1988 -The Beach Boys single “Kokomo” was released. Witten by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love, and Terry Melcher. Its lyrics describe two lovers taking a trip to a relaxing place on an island off the Florida Keys, Kokomo – which did not really exist at the time. The name was later used by resorts in Sandals Cay, Jamaica, and Grassy Key, Florida. The song also mentions many island locales: in order of their appearance in the song, Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahama(s), Key Largo, Montego (Bay), Martinique, Montserrat, and Port-au-Prince (with the first six places mentioned in the chorus). Bermuda is the only place mentioned that is not located in or near the Caribbean Sea. The single was released to coincide with the release of Roger Donaldson’s film Cocktail, and its subsequent soundtrack.
It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1988, but lost to Phil Collins’ “Two Hearts” (from the film Buster).
~ 1966 – Frank Sinatra, at the age of 50, married 20-year-old actress Mia Farrow.
~ 1995 – Elvis Presley’s former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulos, lost his medical license for being “too liberal” when prescribing addictive drugs.