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The Beatles close up shop and The Man that discovered Elvis died in today’s Rock History!

JULY 30TH IS THE 211TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS FATHER-IN-LAW DAY, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP, NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY, NATIONAL SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION DAY, NATIONAL WHISTLEBLOWER APPRECIATION DAY, AND WORLD SNORKELING DAY.

1968

After loses exceeding 200,000 Pounds, the Apple Boutique, owned and operated by The Beatles, closed its doors after just seven months in business.  After the owners had their pick, the remaining stock was given away.

1988

Former member of The Spencer Davis Group and Traffic, Steve Winwood had the number 1 song in the US this week with “Roll With It”. It stayed at the top for four weeks, making it the number one song of the year.

2003

Sam Phillips, the man who discovered Elvis Presley and owner of the legendary Sun Records, passed away at the age of 80. Phillips also helped launch the careers of Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, Conway Twitty and Jerry Lee Lewis.

2003

Over 400,000 fans saw The Rolling Stones give an open air concert in Toronto, Canada. The event was held to show the world that Toronto was a safe city to visit, following an outbreak of SARS earlier in the year. Also appearing on the show were AC/DC, Rush and many others.

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