1953 Elvis graduated from IC Hulmes High School in Memphis.
1961 Gary “U.S.” Bonds performs his #1 hit “Quarter To Three” on American Bandstand.
1963 The top four spots on the UK chart are held by acts from Liverpool with The Beatles at #1 (“From Me To You”), Gerry And The Pacemakers at #2 (“I Like It”), Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas at #3 (“Do You Want To Know A Secret”) and Billy Fury at #4 (“When Will You Say I Love You”).
1967 Over 200,000 people attended the first Monterey Pop Festival this week in 1967.
1970 The sponsors of the original Woodstock Festival announce that they lost more than $1.2 million on the actual concert.
1975 John Lennon sues the US government, charging that officials tried to deny his immigration through selective prosecution. Accusing them of harassment during deportation proceedings, Lennon named former US Attorneys General John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst in the complaint.
2002 Nearly twenty-five years after his death, Elvis was at #1 in the UK with a remix of his “A Little Less Conversation.”