2009At the Bonnaroo festival, Beastie Boysplay together for the last time, as Adam Yauch (MCA) is soon be diagnosed with cancer.
1969Mick Taylor is introduced to the media as the new guitarist of The Rolling Stones. He replaces Brian Jones.
1966After buying pot from an undercover cop posing as a student at his high school, Steven Tallarico is arrested and charged with drug possession. He is given a year's probation and labelled a "Youthful Offender," which later keeps him from getting drafted. Tallarico later becomes Steven Tyler and forms Aerosmith.
1965Sonny and Cher make their US television debut, singing "Just You" on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.
2012Rush release a concept album titled Clockwork Angels, their 20th studio effort. On the album Neil Peart uses a new method in which producer Nick Raskulinecz "conducts" Peart's drumming during recordings.
2004Adrian Belew joins Primus on stage during their set at Bonnaroo 2004 for three songs: Primus' "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers," Belew's own "The Lone Rhinoceros," and King Crimson's "Thela Hun Ginjeet."
1994Cab Calloway suffers a stroke that leads to his death a few months later.
1992Jordan and Danny of New Kids on the Block are acquitted in copyright-infringement charges stemming from their song "I'll Be Your Everything," which the estate of Percy Sledge claimed borrowed heavily from Sledge's 1975 song of the same name.
1989Italian American singer Lou Monte dies of emphysema at age 72.
1989The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, a section of Graceland devoted to twenty of the King's vintage cars, opens to the public.
1987The Los Angeles Coroner's Office rules that blues legend Paul Butterfield died from a heart attack caused by decades of drug and alcohol abuse.
1984Howard Jones' debut album, Human's Lib, is released in the US.
1979Electropop singer Robyn is born Robin Miriam Carlsson in Stockholm, Sweden.
1978Country singer Johnny Bond, known for the 1965 hit "10 Little Bottles," dies of a stroke at age 63.