Monday, July 11, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 11


Richie Sambora
No.1
1960 Hollywood Argyles: 'Alley Oop' US 45
1970 Bob Dylan: 'Self-Portrait' UK LP
1970 Three Dog Night: 'Mama Told Me Not To Come' US 45
1970 'Woodstock' soundtrack US LP
1981 Specials: 'Ghost Town' UK 45
1981 Cliff Richard: 'Love Songs' UK LP
1987 Heart: 'Alone' US 45
1998 The Corrs : Talk on Corners : UK LP
2004 McFly : Room On The 3rd Floor : UK LP

 Births
1947 Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1950 Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters)
1957 Pete Murphy (Bauhaus)
1959 Susanne Vega
1959 Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
1966 Mel Appleby (Mel and Kim)

Deaths
1996 Jonathan Melvoin (Smashing Pumpkins)

Miscellany
1959 Joan Baez makes her first recording, a duet with Bob Gibson, at the Newport Folk Festival
1962 First transatlantic TV broadcast made via Telstar Satellite. Raymond Baxter commentates from UK. The event is celebrated with a No. 1 for the Tornadoes some months later.
Free
1964 Supremes begin fantastic chart run as 'Where Did Our Love Go' debuts on US Hot 100
1967 Kenny Rogers forms First Edition
1970 Free's 'Fire and Water' hits UK LP chart
1976 Younger brother of The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb married his girlfriend Kim, the couple divorced in 1978.
1979 Neil Young's film 'Rust Never Sleeps' opens in Los Angeles
1982 Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam rock band Girl, replaced Pete Willis in Def Leppard who was fired due to excessive alcohol consumption on the job.
1986 Queen headline at Wembley Arena
2002 The funeral of The Who's bass player John Entwistle took place at a church in The Cotswolds.
2004 The Darkness replaced David Bowie at this years T In The Park Scottish festival following his heart operation.

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