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This Day in Music History: July 22nd

2005: John Densmore won a permanent injunction to keep Robby Krieger & Ray Manzarek from touring under the name The Doors of the 21st Century.

1983: Dire Straits began a two night stand at London’s Hammersmith Odeon where they recorded & filmed their first live album & concert video Alchemy: Dire Straits Live which was released the following year.

1979: Little Richard, now known as Rev. Richard Penniman told a congregation in California “If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody.”

1978: Elvis Costello released his debut album My Aim Is True. The backing band was not The Attractions, instead it was Clover based out of California.

1972: Paul & Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden on charges of drug possession.

1972: The Who released “Join Together” which went on to reach number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

1968: Elvis Presley began filming the movie Charro! in Arizona. This would be the only Presley movie where he sported a beard & didn’t sing on camera.

1967: Vanilla Fudge made their live debut at the Village Theatre in New York City on a bill with The Byrds.

1965: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones & Bill Wyman were fined 5 pounds each for urinating on the wall of a gas station in East Ham, England.

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