Monday, July 18, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 18


Richard Branson
No.1
1960 Brenda Lee: 'I'm Sorry' US 45
1963 Frank Ifield: 'Confessin'' UK 45
1964 Four Seasons: 'Rag Doll' US 45
1992 Jimmy Nail : Aint No Doubt : UK single
1992 Orb : U F Orb : UK LPù





Births
1939 Brian Auger
1945 Danny McCullock (Animals)
1950 Richard Branson (Virgin records founder)
1958 Nigel Twist (Alarm)
1962 Jack Irons (Pearl Jam)

Deaths
1966 Bobby Fuller
1988 Nico (Velvet Underground)

Miscellany
1964 Beatles hit US chart with 'A Hard Days' Night'
1968 Hugh Masakela awarded a gold disc for 'Grazin' in the Grass'
Nico
1969 Crosby, Stills and Nash release their debut LP in the UK
1970 Arthur Brown arrested for stripping his clothes off on stage in Palermo
1972 Members from Sly and the Family Stone were arrested after police found two pounds of marijuana in the group's motor home.
1975 Bob Marley records 'Live at the Lyceum' LP
1994 Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan married ex Duran Duran manager Don Burton.
1995 Neil Young forms his own record label, Vapor Records with his manager, Elliot Roberts.
2007 Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler were ordered to pay their former chef compensation after losing a sexual discrimination case (she was sacked because pregnant).
2008 Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood was ‘seeking help’ with his battle with alcohol in a rehabilitation centre.

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