On July fifth, 1954, Elvis Presley began his first recording session for Sun Records. The result was his first single "That's All Right" backed by "Blue Moon of Kentucky."
In 1956, Billie Holiday's autobiography, "Lady Sings The Blues," was published.
In 1965, the Rolling Stones held their first recording session in the U.S. at a studio in Los Angeles.
In 1969, a free concert by the Rolling Stones was held in London's Hyde Park. Mick Jagger read poetry in memory of the late Brian Jones.
In 1975, the Knebworth Pop Festival was held near London, with Pink Floyd as the headliner.
In 1978, the EMI Record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing the cover for the Rolling Stones' "Some Girls" album after some celebrities shown in the cover's mock wigs advertisement complained.
In 1983, bandleader and musician Harry James died in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 67.
In 1994, Hootie and the Blowfish released the album "Cracked Rear View."
In 1997, the first Lilith Fair opened in George, Washington.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Katherine Helmond ("Who's The Boss," "Soap") is 83. Actress Shirley Knight is 76. Musician Robbie Robertson is 69. Singer Huey Lewis is 62. Country keyboardist Charles Ventre of River Road is 60. Singer Marc Cohn is 53. Actress Edie Falco ("The Sopranos") is 49. Actress Kathryn Erbe ("Law and Order: Criminal Intent") is 47. Rapper RZA is 43. Singer Joe is 39. Drummer Bengt Lagerberg of The Cardigans is 39. Rapper Bizarre of D12 is 36. Rapper Royce da 5'9" is 35. Singer Jason Wade of Lifehouse is 32. Musician Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum is 30. Rock musician Nick O'Malley (Arctic Monkeys) is 27. Actor Jason Dolley is 21.
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