Today in Music History July 19

1954, Elvis Presley’s first single, “That’s All Right” was released by Sun Records.

 

1974 The Ozark Music Festival began today at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri.  Acts who appeared included Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Blue Öyster Cult, The Eagles, America, Marshall Tucker Band, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Boz Scaggs, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Electric Flag, Joe Walsh, Aerosmith and Spirit. A committee of the Missouri state Senate issued a report after the festival stating that the festival made Sodom and Gomorrah look mild by comparison.

1987, Bruce Springsteen played his first concert behind the Iron Curtain when he appeared in East Berlin in front of 180,000 people.Sources: This Day in Music.com; Wikipedia.

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