Events in Music on July 2

  • 1949 "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • 1955 "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • 1955 "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1956 Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1960 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1969 Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
  • 1972 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
  • 1980 Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
  • 1995 "Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

2005 10 Live 8 concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof