Skip to main content

See also:

Today in Rock: July 22

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: July 22-slide0
Courtesy of TOO
Phillip Walker
Courtesy of TOO

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1944 and 2001.

On this day in 1944 Estelle Bennett, future member of The Ronettes is born in New York, New York.

On this day in 1963 Emily Sailers, future singer-songwriter/musician for the Indigo Girls is born in New Haven, Connecticut. Also on this day The Beatles release the LP Introducing The Beatles.

On this day in 1968 The Beatles are in the studio working on “Don't Pass Me By” and “Good Night.” Also on this day Elvis Presley begins filming the movie Charro!, which is the only movie in which he has a beard. Only one Elvis song is used in the film and it is a commercial failure.

On this day in 1969 Elvis Presley's NBC-TV Special soundtrack (a/k/a "The '68 Comeback Special") goes gold. Also on this day, Aretha Franklin, struggling with the breakup of her marriage, is arrested for causing a disturbance in an incident at a Detroit parking lot.

On this day in 1971 The Doors' platter L.A. Woman goes gold.

On this day in 1972 The Who releases "Join Together."

On this day in 1979 Little Richard, who has been preaching of his salvation throughout the United States, makes his famous statement, "If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody."

On this day in 1989 De La Soul's "Me, Myself and I" becomes a hit on the Hot 100 chart.

On this day in 1996 Donovan has to cancel a North American tour when he is denied entry to the US due to a 1966 marijuana possession conviction.

On this day in 2002 jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at age 67.

On this day in 2010 Phillip Walker dies at the age of 73.