Events in Music on July 4

  • 1831 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston
  • 1964 Beachboys' "I Get Around" reaches #1

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1966 Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos

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1969 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1977 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • 1990 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address
  • 1992 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant