Today In Music, July 19th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Saturday 19th July):


1944. Commander Cody born George Frayne IV in Boise City, Idaho.

On Stage

1996. Celine Dion performs at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. She sings “The Power Of The Dream”, commissioned for the occasion and written by David Foster, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Linda Thompson.

In Business

1965. A record vending machine has been installed outside a music shop in the Swiss Cottage area of North London. Pop fans can now get the latest record releases from the machine at any hour of the day or night.

In Court

1995. Elvis Presley‘s notorious Doctor Nick has his medical license revoked by the Tennessee Board Of Medical Examiners for his liberal subscibing of addictive drugs. Much of the evidence which eventually got Dr. George Nichopoulous struck-off centred around his latest patient Jerry Lee Lewis – the “J.L.” referred to in the report of the hearing below.

On Television

1981. Rockpalast (WDR, Germany) Siouxsie And The Banshees (Sartory-Sale Koln).


1975. Country star Lefty Frizzell suffers a massive stroke at his home outside Nashville. Despite being rushed to the city’s Memorial Hospital he dies from a haemorrhage.


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