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Jul 24 1910
Charles Melvin Williams is born in Mobile, Alabama. He will find success as jazz trumpeter Cootie Williams, playing with the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, and scoring several r?n?b hits in the forties. (1910)

Jul 24 1941
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys record Dusty Skies and Lil Liza Jane in Hollywood, California. (1941)

Jul 24 1957
James Brown records Just Won't Do Right and Let's Make It at King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio. (1957)

Jul 24 1959
The Clovers release a new Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller composed and produced single, Love Potion No9, on United Artists records in the USA. (1959)

Jul 24 1965
The 1965 Newport Folk Festival, at which Bob Dylan famously goes electric, begins in Newport, Rhode Island. (1965)

Jul 24 1969
The new UK No1 single is Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones. (1969)

Jul 24 1973
Jim Croce is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for his hit single Bad Bad Leroy Brown. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1973)

Jul 24 1979
The first day of the Reading Rock 79 festival in the UK features The Police, The Tourists, Motorhead, Wilko Johnson, The Cure, Doll By Doll, Punishment of Luxury and The Jags. (1979)

Jul 24 1985
It is announced that Michael Jackson is to star in a 3-D science-fiction musical film, Captain EO, to be shown exclusively at Disneyland and Disney World. (1985)

Jul 24 1991
Paul McCartney plays a secret gig in the Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark. (1991)

Jul 24 1994
Trouble, the debut single by UK girl-power duo Shampoo, reaches No14 in the UK singles chart. (1994)

Jul 24 2007
During a gig at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida, Beyonce Knowles steps on her trench coat and tumbles head-first down twelve stairs while performing Ring The Alarm. (2007)

Jul 24 2008
Controversial entrepreneur Allen Klein?s music publishing company Abkco Music, owners of the rights to the Rolling Stones' song Play With Fire sue U.S. rapper Lil Wayne in a Manhattan court, for copyright infringement and unfair competition. Abkco claims that Wayne's song Playing With Fire, uses an altered version of Play With Fire without permission. (2008)

Jul 24 2009
The three-day long WOMAD Festival begins at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Solomon Burke, Peter Gabriel, Nneka, Dub Colossus, Oumou Sangare, Rokia Traor? and A Filletta. (2009)

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