Sunday, July 3, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 3


Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
No.1
1968 Equals: Baby Come Back UK 45
1982 Captain Sensible: Happy Talk UK 45
1982 ABC: The Lexicon of Love UK LP

Births
1929 David Lynch (The Platters)
1940 Maureen Kennedy (Vernon's Girls)
1945 Mike Corby (Babys)
1946 Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)
1946 Victor Unitt (Edgar Broughton Band)
1948 Paul Barrere (Little Feat)
1957 Laura Branigan
1961 Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode)
1969 Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies)
1975 Javier Weyler (Stereophonics)

Deaths
1969 Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
1971 Jim Morrison (Doors)
2001 Johnny Russell

Miscellany
1957 Ray Charles's first LP, Ray Charles, released on Atlantic.
1969 For the first and only time, rock performers appear at Newport Jazz Festival, with Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Jethro Tull and others
Jim Morrison (The Doors)
1971 Doors hit US chart with Riders on the Storm
1973 David Bowie, at a concert at Hammersmith Odeon, announces his 'retirement'.
1976 Brian Wilson returns to stage for first time in twelve years at a Beach Boys concert in front of 74,000 people at Anaheim.
1981 Remaining Doors join hundreds of fans in a graveside tribute to Jim Morrison at Pere Lachaire Cemetery, Paris.
1981 Riot breaks out in Southall, London, following gig by 4 Skins
1986 U2 crew member Greg Carroll was killed in a motorcycle accident in Dublin while running an errand for Bono. The song 'One Tree Hill' on the bands Joshua Tree album is dedicated to Carroll.
1995 Courtney Love's request to spread the ashes of late husband Kurt Cobain is turned down by Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.
2002 Sir Elton John became the first person to be made an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy Of Music.
2002 The wife of Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne underwent an emergency operation after being diagnosed with cancer.
2003 Libertines singer Pete Doherty was arrested after breaking into band member Carl Barat’s flat and stealing a laptop computer and a guitar.
2007 Pete Doherty escaped jail after a judge decided to defer sentencing him for drugs offences on condition he went into rehab.

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