Sunday, July 17, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 17


Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
No.1
1976 Demis Roussos: 'The Roussos Phenomenon' UK 45
1982 Irene Cara: 'Fame' UK 45
1993 U2 : Zooropa : UK LP

Births
1941 Spencer Davis
1948 Mick Tucker (Sweet)
1949 Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
1952 Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers)
1970 Mandy Smith
1985 Tom Fletcher (McFly)


Miscellany
1968 The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' premieres at the Pavilion in London
1971 The Who release 'Won't Get Fooled Again' in UK
Moody Blues
1972 A bomb exploded under The Rolling Stones equipment van in Montreal, believed to be the work of French separatists.
1974 Moody Blues open their recording studio in West Hampstead, the first quadraphonic studio in the UK
1979 Gary Moore quits Thin Lizzy
1986 Tower Records open their first major UK store, at Piccadilly, London
1991 A revamped Lynyrd Skynyrd opens their world tour in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
2003 Several of Hong Kong's biggest music stars and industry figures were arrested as part of an investigation into corruption in the music industry after allegations that chart positions and music awards had been rigged.

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