Music History for Friday, 7/5/19
2014 - The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead delivered what they said would be their final performance together, at Chicago's Soldier Field.
2009 - The Essential Michael Jackson became the no. 1 album in the U.K. following the death of Michael Jackson.
2008 - Katy Perry nabbed #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her single “I Kissed a Girl.”
2005 - One-half of 1950s duo Shirley and Lee, Shirley Goodman, passed away. She was 69.
2002 - Jimi Hendrix’s family won an injunction against a New York-based music production company from releasing recordings that Hendrix had performed on.
2001 - Singer Ernie K-Doe died of liver failure at the age of 65. Ernie’s biggest hit was “Mother-In-Law,” which hit number one on the pop and R&B charts in 1961.
1998 - New age artist Yanni finally ended his almost-year-long tour with a sold-out show at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario.
1986 - Janet Jackson started a two-week run at the top of the album chart with Control.
1978 - The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing the Rolling Stones album cover for Some Girls, because of complaints from celebrities.
1975 - Bad Company’s “Feel Like Making Love” was released.
1969 - The Rolling Stones played a free memorial concert in London’s Hyde Park for their former guitarist, Brian Jones. Jones’ replacement, Mick Taylor, made his public debut with the Stones at the show. Mick Jagger wore a white dress.
1968 - Bill Graham opened The Fillmore West in San Francisco.
1958 - Atlantic Records recorded Ray Charles’ gig at the Newport Jazz Festival for a live album.
1954 - Elvis Presley had his first commercial recording session at Sun Records in Memphis. The song he recorded was “That’s All Right (Mama).”