Thursday, July 28, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 28


Richard Wright
No.1
1960 Cliff Richard: 'Please Don't Tease' UK 45
1962 Elvis Presley: 'Pot Luck' UK LP
1966 Chris Farlowe: 'Out of Time' UK 45
1973 Gary Glitter: 'I'm the Leader of the Gang' UK 45
1973 Chicago: Chicago VI US LP
1979 Boomtown Rats: 'I Don't Like Mondays' UK 45
1990 Partners in Kryme: 'Turtle Power' UK 45
1990 Elton John : Sleeping with the Past : UK LP
2002 Dave Matthews Band : Busted Stuff : US LP

Births
1938 George Cummings (Dr. Hook)
1944 Mike Bloomfield
1945 Richard Wright (Pink Floyd)
1948 Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free)
1949 Steve Peregrine Took (T. Rex)
1949 Peter Doyle (New Seekers)
1965 Tex Axile (Transvision Vamp)
1965 Nick Banks (Pulp)

Deaths
1996 Marguerite Ganser Dorste (Shangri-Las)

Miscellany
Mike Bloomfield
1956 Blues singer Big Walter releases 'Pack Fair and Square'; the song is later covered by J. Geils Band
1962 Tommy Roe debuts on US chart with 'Sheila', his only No. 1
1966 Beach Boys enter UK chart with 'God Only Knows'
1969 Police in Moscow reported that thousands of public phone booths had been vandalised after thieves were stealing parts of the phones to convert their acoustic guitars to electric.
1970 'Ned Kelly' film, starring Mick Jagger, premieres in Australia
1972 Mott the Hoople release 'All the Young Dudes' in the UK
1973 The world's biggest-ever rock festival audience gathers at Watkins Glen Festival in New York State. Over 600,000 attend to see The Band, Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead
1974 Record for longest continuous rock performance set by 'Animation', who ended a gig of 140 hours and 34 minutes at St. Andrews Church, Liverpool
1993 10,000 Maniacs play their last show with lead singer Natalie Merchant. Merchant leaves the group to pursue a solo career
1995 Jimi Hendrix's father, James Al Hendrix, wins back the rights to his son's name, likeness, image and music.

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