On This Day, July 10July 9, 2012
1936 - Billie Holiday recorded "Billie’s Blues."
1965 - Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" was released.
1967 - Bobbie Gentry recorded "Ode to Billie Joe."
1968 - Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break up following a farewell tour.
1975 - Cher filed for divorce from Greg Allman, just ten days after the couple had married.
1979 - Chuck Berry was sentenced to four months in prison for income tax evasion.
1985 - The song "Poplife," by Prince, was released.
1986 - Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released from the hospital a couple of weeks later.
1993 - Bob Segar and Juanita Dorricott were married.
1997 - Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and Lucho Brieva were married.
1998 - Sheena Easton filed for divorce from her husband of 11 months, Timothy Delarm.
2000 - Diana Ross announced that the "Diana Ross and the Supremes 'Return to Love' Tour" had been cancelled by its producers.
2002 - Dolly Parton launched a 13-city tour. It was her first tour in decades.
2002 - Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli announced that they had secretly separated 10 months before.
1949 - Ronnie James Dio
1954 - Neil Tennant
1980 - Jessica Simpson