1987 – A federal judge dismisses Bette Midler’s case against the Ford Motor Company. She had alleged that the car manufacturer deliberately used a sound-alike singer in its commercials.
1987 – A U.S. federal court rules that a British retailer cannot sell unlicensed Elvis Presley merchandise.
1960 – The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected proposals that it set up specific controls over radio and TV programs.
1947 – Rick Derringer, who went from “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo” to producing albums by the WWF wrestlers, is born Richard Zehringer in Celina, Ohio. Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, born on the 5th of August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, is an American guitarist, composer and entertainer is 61 years old today. It […]
1935 – Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo, Miss., one of a pair of twins. His brother Jessie is stillborn. Chart Toppers ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog” stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record […]