Events in Music on July 5

  • 1942 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Chôros 6/9/11
  • 1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances

Musical Finale

1952 Revival of George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind's musical political satire "Of Thee I Sing", directed by Kaufman, closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 72 performances

Music Recording

1954 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". [1]

  • 1963 1st Beatles' tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon's cover of "From Me to You" at no. 87

Music History

1965 Greek-American soprano Maria Callas makes her final opera stage appearance in the title role of Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" at Convent Garden, London, England

Music History

1968 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

  • 1969 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park

Music History

1975 At Knebworth Festival in England, Pink Floyd debut their album "Wish You Were Here" with pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage

Music History

1989 British singer Rod Stewart hits his head on a lighting fixture while on stage and knocks himself out in Pine Knob, Michigan [1]

Album Release

1993 Icelandic musician Björk releases her 1st solo album "Debut"

  • 1994 "Cracked Rear View" debut album by Hootie & the Blowfish is released
  • 2011 "Somebody That I Used to Know" single released by Gotye ft. Kimbra (Grammy Award Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Record of the Year 2013)
  • 2018 English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books

Music History

2022 Legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana collapses on stage from dehydration and heat exhaustion in Pine Knob, Michigan