1977: Declan McManus made his live debut as Elvis Costello at the Nashville in London.
1973: Deep Purple released “Smoke on the Water” which went on to peak at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
2006: Styx recorded and filmed their concert with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH which was released later that year.
1968: The Who’s guitarist Pete Townshend married Karen Astley, daughter of composer Ted Astley. They would later separate in 1994 & divorce in 2000.
1992: Aerosmith donated $10,000 to MIT in Boston to fund an explicit exhibition of photographs & sculptures after the National Endowment for the Arts pulled support.
1974: The Who headlined The Summer of ’74 festival at the Charlton Athletic Football Ground in London. Also on the bill were Lou Reed, Humble Pie and Bad Company.
1966: The Kinks recorded “Sunny Afternoon” at Pye Studios in London. The song went on to reach number one in the U.K. & number fourteen in the U.S.
1971: The Rolling Stones’ singer Mick Jagger married his first wife Bianca De Macias in a Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France. The couple would divorce in 1978.
1964: The Rolling Stones are refused lunch at the Grand hotel in Bristol, England because they were not wearing jackets & ties.
1970: David Bowie received the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Song for “Space Oddity”.
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