This Day In Music History

This Day In Music History
August 3rd
1966 - The Beatles are banned by the South African government and can no longer be played on the radio. The decision stemmed from the controversy surrounding John Lennon's remarks on his band being "more popular than Jesus."
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July29th
1968 - The Byrds leave to tour in South Africa. However, they are down one 'Byrd' as Gram Parsons decides not to play in protest of the South African apartheid.
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July 27th
1968 - Cass Elliot attempts a solo career following the break up of The Mamas and the Papas with her version of 'Dream a Little Dream of Me'. It would be the most successful version of the song peaking at No. 12
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July 22nd
1965 - The Rolling Stones are found guilty of public urination after they relieved themselves on a wall at a gas station in East Ham, England, in March. Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, and Brian Jones were all fined and it was also revealed
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July 21st
1969 - The Beatles started recording 'Come Together' at Abbey Road studios in London. The John Lennon track became the opening song on The Beatles Abbey Road album, and would later be paired with 'Something' and released as a double A-sided single.
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July 20th
1968 - Cream started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Wheels Of Fire'. It would become the first platinum-selling double album and receive a spot on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003.
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July 13th
1968 - Steppenwolf releases their hit 'Born to Be Wild'. The lyrics are responsible for the term "heavy metal," and it quickly becomes an anthem for bikers everywhere.
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July 8th
1967 - The Monkees kick off their 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as an opening act. However, Hendrix was eventually dropped after just six shows
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July 7th
1967 - Dusty Springfield begins a three-week residency at New York's Copacabana nightclub. Best known for her hit songs 'Son of a Preacher Man' and 'I Only Want to be With You', Springfield was one of the most successful British female performers, having six top…
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July 6th
1966 - The Rolling Stones play at the War Memorial Hall in Syracuse. During the performance they allegedly desecrate the American flag by dragging it across the stage.

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