Events in Music on July 5

  • 1942 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
  • 1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • 1952 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1963 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87

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1968 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1969 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
  • 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

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1989 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

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

Singer Björk
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Björk
  • 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