The Rock History Report for July 2nd
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1956 - Buddy Holly released his first single, "Love Me."
1969 - Bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell departed the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1976 - Brian Wilson joined The Beach Boys on stage for the first time in 12 years. The next nights show was recorded for an NBC television special on the band.
1981 - Bruce Springsteen played the first ever show at the 21,000 seat Brendan Byrne Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
1986 Princes second movie, Under The Cherry Moon, was released.
1991 - Guns n' Roses frontman Axl Rose incited a riot during a concert outside of St. Louis when he leapt off the stage and attacked a fan who was videotaping the show. Sixty people were injured.
2005 - The Live 8 concerts, simultaneously held in eight cities around the world, were held to raise awareness of poverty in Africa. On the bill: U2, Coldplay, and the Dave Matthews Band, among many others.
1934 Tom Springfield of The Springfields
1952 Johnny Colla of Huey Lewis & The News