This Day in Music History — July 19

1966– Doing it his way, the 50-year-old Frank Sinatra marries the 20-year-old actress Mia Farrow in New York, causing a predictable media event. The marriage lasts just two years.

1977 : Steve Martin appears on The Muppet Show. He performs “Dueling Banjos” and makes balloon animals.

2008 Billy Joel plays the “Last Play at Shea” concert – the final show before Shea Stadium is closed down. Joel is joined on stage by Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and The Who’s Roger Daltry.

2011  Rebecca Black, the world’s most ironic celebrity, cashes in on her worldwide viral Internet fame by launching her own record label, RB Records, and her first single on the label, “My Moment.” The song fails to get the same hipster fame her former single “Friday” did; “Friday” is reportedly still played for years to come.

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