1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his first appearance on The Steve Allen Show.
1965 Dick Clark’s Rock and Roll TV show, Where The Action Is premieres on ABC.
1968 Aretha Franklin appears on the cover of Time magazine.
1973 Helen Reddy’s Summer replacement show debuts on NBC-TV.
One of the first British Invasion revival concerts was held at Madison Square Garden. The show featured Gerry And The Pacemakers, Wayne Fontana, The Searchers and Herman’s Hermits.
1978 Members of the group Kansas were named Deputy Ambassadors of Goodwill by Unicef.
2010 Julien’s Auctions sold a Jimi Hendrix Fender guitar for $180,000 and an Elvis shirt worn in 1956 on The Milton Berle Show fetched $61,200.
2015 Chris Squire, bassist and co-founder of Yes, died of leukemia at the age of 67.
2016 Scotty Moore, the guitarist who backed Elvis on the early days, passed away at the age of 84.
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