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July 5th - This day in music history

Tuesday, 05-Jul-2016

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Billboard No. 1 July 5th, 1995 - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman - Bryan Adams - 

1775 - Composer William Crotch was born. 

1878 - Composer Joseph Holbrooke was born. 

1895 - Composer Gordon Jacob was born. 

1918 - Composer George Rochberg was born. 

1934 - "Love in Bloom", by Bing Crosby with Irving Aaronson’s orchestra, was recorded. 

1944 – The Band’s Robbie Robertson is born in Toronto. The group has three top 10 albums: “The Band,” “Stage Fright” and “Rock of Ages.”

1954 - Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN. He recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky." 

1958 - Ray Charles' performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was recorded for a live album. 

1964 - Gerry & the Pacemakers released their single "How Do You Do It" in the U.S. 

1968 - Bill Graham opened The Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA. 

1968 – John Lennon sells his psychedelic Rolls Royce

1969 - The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London's Hyde Park to introduce Mick Taylor as their new guitarist. 

1975 - Bad Company's "Feel Like Making Love" was released. 

1978 - The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing the Rolling Stones album cover for "Some Girls" due to complaints from celebrities. 

1980 - Bauhaus' farewell concert took place in London. 

1989 – Rod Stewart is knocked unconscious after hitting his head on stage

1995 – More than 100 Grateful Dead fans were hurt when a wooden deck collapsed at a campground lodge in Wentzville, Missouri.

1995 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to take antitrust action against Ticketmaster. 

1995 – Sorry, Pearl Jam. The Justice Department announces that it will not be investigating antitrust charges against Ticketmaster.

1998 – Yanni, who had been on the road virtually non-stop since the preceding November, concludes his tour with a sold-out performance at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario.

2001 – R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe dies of liver failure in New Orleans. He is 65. Born Ernest Kador Jr., he scored a No. 1 pop and R&B hit

2002 - Jimi Hendrix's family won an injuntion against a New York-based music production company from releasing recordings that Hendrix had performed. 

2004 – Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on “With You I’m Born Again,” dies after a long struggle with cancer. She is 58. The singer/songwriter

2012 – Rihanna sues former accountants on This Day in Rock Music History! Mismanaged funds is the reason for the suit, including a claim that her accountants gained huge comissions

2015 - In Chicago, IL, The Grateful Dead performed the final show of their Fare Thee Well shows.