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July 5, 1954 in Music History

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Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Recording

Singer Elvis Presley's 1st professional recording session (with guitarist Scotty Moore & bass player Bill Black) takes place at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service in Memphis, Tennessee. The trio record four songs including their historic cover of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's song "That's All Right (Mama)". [1]

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
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Elvis Presley

Birthdays in Music

  • Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York