On July 10, 1950, “Your Hit Parade” premiered on NBC.
In 1967, contracts for Kenny Rogers and other members of the New Christy Minstrels expired. They then formed a new band called The First Edition. It released its first album later in the year and had hits with songs like “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town.”
In 1968, guitarist Eric Clapton announced the breakup of Cream. The band played a farewell concert later in the year.
In 1974, David Bowie recorded his two-night stand in Philadelphia that was later released as “David Live.”
In 1979, Chuck Berry was sentenced to four months in prison for tax evasion dating back to 1973.
In 1986, Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released from the hospital a few weeks later.
In 1995, a concert featuring Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige and Montell Jordan was postponed in Springfield, Illinois, after four of Blige’s dancers were hurt in a traffic accident.
In 1997, singer Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders married Colombian sculptor Lucho Brieva in London.
In 2000, Diana Ross announced the cancellation of the rest of The Supremes’ “reunion” tour, which featured Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence. They were in The Supremes after Ross had left the group.