Monday, July 22, 2013

July 22

1941: George Clinton (Singer for Parliament / Funkadelic)
1947: Don Henley (Vocals, Drums & Guitar for The Eagles & solo)
1954: Al DiMeola (Jazz Guitarist)
1961: Keith Sweat (R&B Singer)
1963: Emily Saliers (Guitar & Vocals for The Indigo Girls)
1973: Daniel Jones (Savage Garden)
1973: Rufus Wainwright (Singer / Songwriter)
1992: Selena Gomez (Singer)

1965: Three of the Rolling Stones -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Bill Wyman -- are found guilty in London's East Ham Magistrates Court of "insulting behavior" for urinating on the wall of a gas station in London when the owner refused to let them use the restroom. They are each fined five pounds.

1967: Vanilla Fudge plays its debut concert in New York City.

1968: Elvis Presley begins filming his twenty-ninth movie, Charro!, on location in Arizona. It is the only Elvis movie where he sports a beard, and the only one in which he does not sing on-camera -- only two songs are recorded for the film, and only the title track, another Mac Davis composition, is used... over the credits only. A "serious" Western, it is nonetheless a critical and commercial failure.

1969: After being arrested for disorderly conduct in a Detroit parking lot, Aretha Franklin posts $50 bail -- and runs over a road sign as she leaves the police station in a fit of anger.

1971: John and Yoko spent the second day filming the ‘Imagine’ promotional film at their home in Tittenhurst Park Ascot, England. Today's footage included the morning walk on the grounds though the mist and John Lennon singing ‘Imagine’ in the white room on his white piano.

1972: CBS-TV premieres its latest summer variety replacement series, The Bobby Darin Amusement Company.

1972: Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs.

1977: Still visibly shaken by the recent suicide of his good friend, rising comedian Freddie Prinze, Tony Orlando announces his retirement from show business during a concert in Cohasset, MA. Within a matter of days, he suffers a complete nervous breakdown, for which he is hospitalized in Manhattan.

1979: Reverend Richard Penniman, better known before his conversion as Little Richard, speaks at a revival in North Richmond, CA, telling the congregation that rock and roll is evil and also claiming "If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody."

1989: Courtney Love married her first husband James Moreland who was the singer with LA band Leaving Trains.

1989: The soundtrack album 'Batman' by Prince started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1994: Billy Joel and Elton John begin the first of five duet concerts at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

1996: Promoting his first album of new material in over a dozen years, Donovan is denied entry to the US due to a three-decades-old marijuana possession conviction.

1996: The parents of a teen-age murder victim sued the band Slayer contending that the band's lyrics were "satanic" and inspired 3 teen-age boys to rape, torture and stab the girl to death.

2005: Research by a car insurance company showed that listening to the wrong sort of music when driving can lead to aggression and distraction. Dr Nicola Dibben a music psychologist said “singing while driving stimulates the mind.” Songs recommended included Pulp’s ‘Disco 2000’ and ‘Hey Ya’ by Outcast, but the Dr said songs like The Prodigy’s Firestarter should be avoided.

2007: Ja Rule and Lil Wayne were arrested after a concert in Manhattan on charges of carrying illegal firearms. The rappers were arrested separately, Rule was stopped for speeding when a weapon was discovered in his car and officers who arrested Wayne for smoking marijuana also found a pistol in his car.

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