1964 A riot broke out during a The Rolling Stones’ gig in Blackpool, Lancashire.
1965 The Beach Boys’ “California Girls” is released in the US, where it will reach #3 in September.
1967 Jefferson Airplane’s second album “Surrealistic Pillow” is certified Gold.
1968 James Drake, who billed himself as Nervous Norvus for his 1956, #8 US hit “Transfusion”, a novelty tune about bloody accidents, died of liver failure at the age of 56.
1978 The movie Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees, opens in New York City.
1980 Larry Graham, the former bass guitarist of Sly And The Family Stone, began his first solo tour by opening for the Isley Brothers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1987 La Bamba opens in US theatres. The film starred Lou Diamond Phillips as Valens.
2011 Dan Peek, a founding member of America died in his sleep at the age of 60.
2012 Larry Hoppen, lead singer of Orleans on their hits “Still the One”and “Dance With Me” died at the age of 61.