Tuesday, July 5, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 5


Robbie Robertson
No.1
1975 Carpenters: Horizon UK 45
1980 Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue UK 45

Births
1944 Robbie Robertson (Band)
1948 Cassie Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1950 Andy Ellison (John's Children)
1950 Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf)
1950 Huey Lewis
1959 Marc Cohn
1973 Bengt Lagerberg (The Cardigans)
1980 Jason Wade (Lifehouse)


Miscellany
1958 Ray Charles appears at Newport Jazz Festival, much to the dislike of purists.
Richey Edwards
1968 Bill Graham officially converts Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco to Fillmore West
1969 Rolling Stones give free concert in London's Hyde Park to an estimated 250,000 fans
1969 Tony Joe White hits US chart for first time with Polk Salad Annie
2003 The Daily Star ran a front-page story claiming that the body of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards had been found.
2007 Max Navarro's debut album "Branded On My Skin" hit the charts in Japan, Taiwan, China and Indonesia.

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