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This Day in Music History: July 18th

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2007: Sting was ordered to pay his former chef $50,000 after being sued for sexual discrimination for being fired because she was pregnant. 

1991: The first Lollapalooza tour kicked off at the Compton Terrace Amphitheatre in Tempe, AZ. The tour was headlined by Jane’s Addiction & conceived by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell. 

1988: Nico, former singer for The Velvet Underground died of a cerebral hemorrhage after falling off of her bike in Ibiza. She was 49 years old.

1988: A California appeals court upheld a decision to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne by the parents of a suicide victim who claimed Osbourne’s Suicide Solution led their son to kill himself.

1987: Talking Heads’ singer & guitarist David Byrne married actress Adelle Lutz. This was Byrne’s first marriage & the couple would divorce in 2004.

1981: The Texxas Jam was held at the Astrodome in Houston. The lineup included REO Speedwagon, Heart, Foghat & Blue Oyster Cult.

1978: Def Leppard made their live debut at Westfield School in Sheffield, England in front of 150 students.

1969: The Beatles completed their recording of “Octopus’s Garden” when Ringo Starr recorded his vocal take. 

1964: The Rolling Stones reached number one in the U.K. for the first time with their cover of “It’s All Over Now” which spent one week on top.

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