Manny Charlton (guitarist) for Nazareth was born on this day.
Bruce Woodley (vocals and guitar) for the group the Seekers was born on this day.
Jim McCarty (drummer) of The Yardbirds was, born on this day.
The writer of 'The City of New Orleans,' Steve Goodman, was born in Chicago on this day in 1948.
Mark Clarke (bassist) of Uriah Heep was born on this day.
Verdine White, (Bassist) for Earth Wind and Fire, was born on this day.
Elvis Presley began filming Flaming Star, the first movie in which he played a dramatic role and did not sing.
Cilla Black auditioned for EMI Records.
Bob Dylan, the noted protest singer of the first half of the 60's, was booed by 'folk music purists' in attendance at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. His desire to creatively evolve, evidenced by his use of electric guitar and Paul Butterfield's Blues Band as a backing group, was not appreciated by the traditionalists among the festival audience.
The Monkees record 'Last Train To Clarksville'.
George Harrison recorded a solo version of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' using an acoustic guitar with an organ accompaniment near the end. Eric Clapton recorded the electric guitar solo heard on the final version of the song, on September 6th.
Neil Young first appeared with Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Fillmore East in New York. Initially Young was only asked to perform with them live, but ended up working with the group on various projects over the course of the next 30 years.
Their hard rocking classic album Back In Black was released on this date, July 25th in 1980. It was AC/DC's first without original lead singer Bon Scott who had passed away on February 19, 1980 at the young age of 33. Bon's replacement Brian Johnson proved equal to the task; Back In Black has sold more than 49 million albums, making it one of the top sellers of all time.