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, being told his act was not suitable for their teenybopper audience.

1974 - David Bowie plays the Tower Theater in Philly. It was a week-long series of concerts which was recorded and later released as David Live. It was Bowie's first official live album and it has been cited as one of the best live albums of it's time.

1984 - Van Morrison, U2's Bono, and Bob Dylan all unite to play 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' at Wembley Stadium.

2006 - Queen guitarist Brian May makes a "substantial" donation to save hedgehogs from slaughter in the Outer Hebrides. The money would go towards cash rewards for the islanders to stop the culling of the animals which had been going on for the past four years.