1945 – Jazz sax player David Sanborn is born. He w…on July 30th, 1945 at 12:30 pm
1945 – Jazz sax player David Sanborn is born. He wins his first Grammy in 1982 as best R&B instrumental performance. He later wins Grammys in the jazz fusion and pop instrumental categories.
Elvis Presley plays his first proper concert in Memphis. Earlier in the month he had performed on a flatbed truck. But today he appears low on the bill at the Overton Park Shell beneath Slim Whitman. Advised by DJ Dewey Phillips to play uptempo material, he drives the crowd nuts with his hip-swinging versions of “Good Rockin’ Tonight” and “That’s All Right Mama.” Phillips has to push him back out onstage for an encore while country star Webb Pierce expresses his disbelief.