On July fifth, 1954, Elvis Presley began his first recording session for Sun Records. The result was his first single “That’s All Right” backed by “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”
In 1956, Billie Holiday’s autobiography, “Lady Sings The Blues,” was published.
In 1965, the Rolling Stones held their first recording session in the U.S. at a studio in Los Angeles.
In 1969, The Rolling Stones held a free concert in London’s Hyde Park. Mick Jagger read poetry in memory of the late Brian Jones.
In 1975, the Knebworth Pop Festival was held near London, with Pink Floyd as the headliner.
In 1978, the EMI Record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing the cover for the Rolling Stones’ “Some Girls” album after some celebrities shown in the cover’s mock wigs advertisement complained.
In 1983, bandleader and musician Harry James died in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 67.
In 1994, Hootie and the Blowfish released the album “Cracked Rear View.”
In 1997, the first Lilith Fair opened in George, Washington.