1967, Elvis Presley was working on his latest movie Speedway, co-starring Nancy Sinatra at the MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, California. It was Presley’s twenty-seventh film.
1967, The Who played at Patio Gardens in Farmington, Utah.
1967, The Beatles were at number one on the UK singles chart with “All You Need Is Love” the group’s twelfth UK chart topping single. The Beatles had been selected to represent the UK for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion, which was aired on June 25.
1968, Pink Floyd played the second of three nights at the Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts. Opened in January 1967 as a psychedelic club, many many famous artists, including Grateful Dead, Neil Young, The J. Geils Band, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, The Who, Santana, Taj Mahal, Ten Years After and Sly & the Family Stone all appeared.
1968, Number one Pop Hit: “Grazing in the Grass,” by Hugh Masekela. A version of the song by The Friends of Distinction reaches number three in 1969.
1968, Bo Diddley played the first of two nights at the Hippodrome, San Diego, California.
1968, Spirit appeared at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969, The Who performed at Mothers in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.
1969, Led Zeppelin played at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago.
1970, The Allman Brothers Band played at the Love Valley Festival, which brought almost 100,000 people to the small North Carolina town of Love Valley.
1971, Queen performed at the Rugby Club, Hayle, West Cornwall, England.
1972, The Allman Brothers Band played at the Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas.
1973, Hawkwind appeared at the Paradiso, Amsterdam.
1974, The Ozark Music Festival was held over three days on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. One of the largest music festivals ever held, some estimates have put the crowd count at 350,000 people. Acts who appeared included, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Blue Öyster Cult, The Eagles, America, Marshall Tucker Band, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Boz Scaggs, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Electric Flag, Joe Walsh, Aerosmith and Spirit.
1974, Eric Clapton appeared at the Long Beach Civic Arena, Long Beach, California.
1974, David Bowie wraps up his tour supporting Diamond Dogs in New York with two shows at Madison Square Garden. The shows are videotaped for MainMan by John Dove.
1974, Lynyrd Skynyrd performed at Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.
1974, The Grateful Dead play at Selland Arena, in Fresno, California.
1975, Paul McCartney and Wings went to number one on the singles chart with “Listen To What The Man Said,” his fourth chart topper. Wings also had the number one album chart with Venus And Mars. It was Paul McCartney’s fourth chart topping album since the breakup of The Beatles.
1975, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rehearsed for a full 19 hours at The Record Plant in New York City the day before their Born To Run Tour kicked off.
1975, The Rolling Stones play Denver, where Elton John joins them on stage.
1976, Deep Purple split up at the end of an UK tour. David Coverdale went on to form Whitesnake, Jon Lord and Ian Paice formed a band with Tony Ashton. The classic line up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Lord & Paice reformed in 1984. Glenn Hughes returned to Trapeze and Tommy Bolin put together his own band, (but would die before the end of the year).
1978, The Rolling Stones played at Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas.
1979, Van Halen performed at Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, Kansas.
1980, Queen scored their third number one album with The Game, featuring the single “Another One Bites The Dust.”
1980, A production of The Elephant Man starring David Bowie opens in Denver.
1980, An exhibit featuring paintings by Joni Mitchell, John Mayall, Klaus Voormanm, Ron Wood and Commander Cody opened at the Vorpal Gallery, Laguna Beach in California.
1981, Bruce Springsteen headlined at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1983, ZZ Top played at the Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio.
1986, Genesis went to number one on the US singles chart with “Invisible Touch.” Former lead singer Peter Gabriel was at number two with “Sledgehammer” from his album So.
1987, Bruce Springsteen played his first ever show behind the Iron Curtain when he appeared in East Berlin in front of 180,000 people. The show was broadcast on East German TV.
1997, Oasis went to number one on the UK singles chart with “D’You Know What I Mean.” The first single from their third album Be Here Now.
2010, Ozzy Osbourne and his former Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi settled a long-running legal dispute over the use of the group’s name. Ozzy had filed suit against the guitarist in May of last year, accusing Iommi of falsely proclaiming to be the sole owner of the Black Sabbath name by lodging an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The pair released a joint statement confirming they have settled the dispute “amicably”.
Born on July 19: Thomas Allen (Papa Dee,) percussionist, War (1931); George Frayne, aka Commander Cody (1944); Bernie Leadon, guitar, The Eagles (1947); Brian May, Queen (1947); Keith Godchaux, Grateful Dead (1948); Allen Collins, guitar, Lynyrd Skynyrd (1952); Kevin Haskins, Bauhaus (1960)