Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 12


John Wetton
No.1
1957 Elvis Presley: 'All Shook Up' UK 45
1962 Ray Charles: 'I Can't Stop Loving You' UK 45
1969 Jim Reeves: 'According to My Heart' UK LP
1969 Zager and Evans: 'In the Year 2525' US 45
1975 Johny Nash: 'Tears On My Pillow' UK 45
1980 ELO and Olivia Newton-John: 'Xanadu' UK 45
1986 Madonna: 'True Blue' UK LP
1986 Simply Red: 'Holding Back the Years' US 45
1997`The Prodigy : Fat of The Land : UK LP

Births
1943 Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
1949 John Wetton (Asia)
1950 Eric Carr (Kiss)
1952 Liz Mitchell (Boney M)
1952 Philip Taylor Kramer (Iron Butterfly)
1960 Ray Gillen (Black Sabbath)
1962 Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum)
1963 Alan Duval (UB40)
1977 Dominic Howard (Muse)

Deaths
1979 Minnie Ripperton
1983 Chris Wood (Traffic)

Miscellany
1957 Everly Brothers debut on UK chart with 'By Bye Love'
Janis Joplin
1962 Rolling Stones make their performing debut at the Marquee Club. Line-up includes Keith Richard, Brian Jones, Elmo Lewis and Mick Avery
1969 Half of America's Top 40 AM stations ban the Beatles' new single 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' because of the line 'Christ, you know it ain't easy'
1969 Blind Faith make their US concert debut at Madison Square Garden
1969 Bob Dylan scores tenth American hit with 'Lay Lady Lay'
1970 Janis Joplin makes concert debut with new group Full Tilt Boogie Band in Louisville, Kentucky
1980 Ian Paice joins Whitesnake
1983 David Bowie's 'Serious Moonlight' tour begins its North American leg in Montreal, Canada.
1996 Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was charged with drug possession after the death of the bands keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin in his New York Hotel room.
2008 Rolling Stone Ron Wood left his wife of 23 years and moved in with an 18-year-old Russian cocktail waitress.

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