1968 Black Sabbath played their first gig at a small backstreet Blues club in Birmingham, England.
1985 The first Live Aid concerts were held at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and at Wembley Stadium in London.
1995 Sony announces that it has accepted a $40 million buyout of George Michael’s contract, following the singer’s request.
1996 Over 2,000 guitar players, including Chet Atkins and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, set a new world record for the largest jam session ever when they played “Heartbreak Hotel” for 75 straight minutes at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.
2015 Clark County medical examiners issued a statement that said they had found no evidence to prove allegations by two of B.B. King’s adult children that the Blues legend had been poisoned, hastening their father’s death last May.