Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 26


Eagles
No.1
1962 Frank Ifield: 'I Remember You' UK 45
1975 Van McCoy: 'The Hustle' US 45
1975 Eagles: 'One of these Nights' US LP
1980 Odyssey: 'Use it Up' UK 45
1980 Rolling Stones: 'Emotional Rescue' US LP
1986 Peter Gabriel: 'Sledgehammer' US 45

Births
1941 Bobby Hebb (Sunny)
1943 Mick Jagger
1949 Roger Taylor (Queen)
1961 Andy Connell (Swing Out Sister)
1961 Gary Cherone (Extreme)

Deaths
1990 Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead)

Miscellany
Steve Winwood
1968 Rolling Stones' 'Beggars Banquet' LP fails to come out on time because of objections to the sleeve, which features graffiti-scrawled lavatory wall
1976 Led Zeppelin US tour ends with news of death of Robert Plant's son Karac
1980 Police headline at Milton Keynes Bowl
1986 Steve Winwood's 'Back in the High Life' hits US LP chart
1986 Anita Baker plays her first major UK concert, with sold-out show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London
2000 Oasis were booed of stage during a show at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland after singer Liam Gallagher had insulted the 35,000 strong audience.

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