1956 Elvis receives his first letter from the local draft board concerning his draft status.
1962 James Brown’s appearance at the Apollo Theatre in New York was recorded for an album called “Live At the Apollo”. The self-financed LP cost Brown $5,700, but would go on to sell over a million copies and earn a reputation for being one of the finest concert albums ever made. It was ranked at #24 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. “Live At The Apollo” was the first album recorded just the way it was performed, with no separation in the tracks. This technique made it nearly impossible for the record company to issue single releases, forcing record buyers to purchase the entire LP.
1973 John Lennon launches another round of litigation against the US government, claiming that his phone has been tapped and that he is under constant surveillance.
1988 The court case begins between John Fogerty and Fantasy Records, who claimed that John plagiarized his own song, “Run Through The Jungle”, when writing his 1985 #10 hit, “The Old Man Down The Road”. In the end, Fogerty emerged victorious.
1996 Motown founder, 66 year old Berry Gordy Jr. receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
2005 Guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker opened a sold-out, three-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
2014 John Denver was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
2016 Bobby Vee died from complications of early onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 73.