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31st July 1964, Country singer Jim Reeves was killed in a plane crash when the single engine aircraft flying from Arkansas to Nashville crashed in thick fog. 40 year- old Reeves was one of the first country singers to cross-over into the pop market. with his 1960 US No.2 single ‘He’ll Have To Go’, and […]

On July 30, 1968, The Beatles’ Apple Boutique, a psychedelic clothing store located at 94 Baker Street in London, closed for business after seven months. The band and its friends had the pick of the remaining inventory the night before, and 50 years ago today, the Apple Boutique employees were instructed to simply let people […]

30th July 2016, Jack White’s mission to play the first record in space was accomplished. ‘A Glorious Dawn’ by composer John Boswell, mixed with audio of American scientist Carl Sagan describing the universe, was played 28,000 metres above Earth on a “space-proof” turntable. The record played for about 80 minutes until the high-altitude balloon which […]

On July 30, 1954, Elvis Presley made his first official concert appearance as a solo act, opening for Slim Whitman at Memphis’ Overton Park Shell outdoor auditorium. He was billed third as “Ellis Presley” and performed “That’s All Right, Mama,” “Blue Moon Of Kentucky,” and “I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’).” In the middle […]

30th July 1987, David Bowie kicked of the North American leg of The Glass Spider Tour at the Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The tour’s set, described at the time as “the largest touring set ever,” was designed to look like a giant spider. It was 60 feet (18.3m) high, 64 feet (19.5m) wide. A […]

The Rolling Stones released their fourth US LP “Out of Our Heads” on July 30, 1965. It would be their third UK LP and it wasn’t released there until Sept. 24th of that year with a different cover and song list. Most of “Out of Our Heads” was rhythm and blues cover songs. The US […]

The Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert was held on July 30, 2003. It was a benefit concert held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was also known as “Toronto Rocks”, “Stars 4 SARS”, “SARSStock”, “SARSfest”, “SARS-a-palooza”, the “SARS concert”, or, more descriptively, “The Rolling Stones SARS Benefit Concert”. Estimated to have between 450,000 and 500,000 […]

If ever someone had the voice of an Angel…… On July 29, 1974, after performing a show in London, The Mamas & The Papas’ “Mama” Cass Elliot passed away in her sleep from a heart attack. There are the constant rumors that she died from choking on a ham sandwich, but that is no where […]

29th July 1956, Carl Perkins was on the UK singles chart with his debut UK hit ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall of 1955, while Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley toured throughout the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in […]

The Monkees were scheduled to play in Detroit on July 29, 1967. The show had to be cancelled until Aug.13th because of rioting in Detroit. Here is a picture that is pretty self-explanitory. 1967 was the ‘Summer of Love’ in San Francisco. Not so much in other parts of the U.S. We will ask if […]


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