Friday, August 1, 2014


  • The late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead ("Truckin'") is born in 1942
  • Bill Buchanan (created "break-in" records like "Flying Saucer" with partner Dickie Goodman) dies of cancer, 1996
  • George Harrison becomes the last Beatle to father a child as his son Dhani is born (George marries Dhani's mother one month later), 1978
  • Gladys Knight gives birth to her son, Shanga-Ali, 1976
  • Elton John undergoes an appendectomy in a hospital in Monoco, 2013
  • Aretha Franklin falls at her Detroit home and breaks two ribs, 2010
  • Elvis Presley is named "Public Enemy #1" by the East German newspaper Young World (four months after he left Germany with the Army), 1960
  • Johnny Cash leaves Sun Records and signs with Columbia Records, 1958
  • A Chicago judge orders the assets of Vee-Jay Records there liquidated (and the master recordings of the Four Seasons revert to the group), 1966
  • MTV begins "cable-casting", 1981
  • The Carpenters meet U.S. President Richard Nixon at the White House, 1972
  • The Rolling Stones turn down an invitation from U.S. President Bill Clinton to play at the White House, 1994
  • J. Geils files suit against the remainder of his band for trademark violation after they attempt to tour without him, 2012
  • The Concerts for Bangladesh are held at New York City's Madison Square Garden, 1971
  • Rod Stewart's group "Steam Packet" opens two shows for the Rolling Stones at the London Palladium, 1964
  • The Mick Jagger movie "Performance" is released, 1970
  • The film "American Graffiti" opens in 1973
  • Sonny & Cher's summer replacement TV show begins its 6-episode run on CBS, 1971
  • Aretha Franklin holds her first non-gospel recording session, for Columbia Records, 1960