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This Day in Music History – July 19th

1954 – Elvis Presley’s first single was released by Sun Records. It was “That’s All Right” b/w “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”

1966 – Frank Sinatra, at the age of 50, married 20-year-old actress Mia Farrow.

1969 – The Spencer Davis group broke up.

1975 – Orleans’ “Dance With Me” was released.

1976 – Deep Purple broke up.

1980 – Billy Joel earned his first gold record with “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.”

1981 – “Roy Orbison Day” was celebrated in Odessa, TX.

1990 – Vikki Carr opened the ceremonies for the dedication of the The Nixon Library. She sang in front of 4 Presidents, President Nixon, President Ford, President Reagan and President Bush, all which she had performed for at the White House during their terms. Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig and Gene Autry were also present.

1991 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against the band. He claimed the other members had forced him to sign a contract that took his royalties and writing credits. Adler had concentration problems after he entered a rehabilitation program and was withdrawing from heroin.

1995 – Elvis Presley’s former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulos, lost his medical license for being “too liberal” when prescribing addictive drugs.


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