On This Day: July 1

July 1st, 2024 by Liz Kosik

Liz Kosik ’25

1. 1979: The Sony Walkman, a portable cassette player, revolutionized how people listened to music, making it possible to enjoy music on the go.

2. 1983: Bon Jovi signed a recording contract with Mercury Records, leading to their successful career and major influence in rock music.

3. 1995: The legendary radio DJ Wolfman Jack, known for his gravelly voice and influential role in the promotion of rock and roll music, passed away.

4. 2002: The American jazz pianist Erroll Garner was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously.

5. 2005: A series of benefit concerts took place in major cities around the world, organized by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of global poverty and put pressure on G8 leaders.

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