Friday, July 8, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 8

Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode)
No.1
1972 Donny Osmond: Puppy Love UK 45
1972 Bill Withers: Lean on Me US 45
1978 Gerry Rafferty: City to City US LP
1989 Transvision Vamp Velveteen UK LP
1989 Fine Young Cannibals : Good Thing : US 45






Births
1944 Jai Johnny Johanson (Allman Brothers)
1956 Russell Christian (Christians)
1961 Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode)
1963 Joan Osborne
1970 Beck

Miscellany
1969 Marianne Faithfull attempts suicide on the set of the movie Ned Kelly in Australia and is dropped from the film
1970 The Everly Brothers adopt a new role, as they begin a run of two and a half months on ABC TV (US) as hosts of The Everly Brothers Variety Show
Joan Osborne
1972 An estimated 200,000 attend Concert 10 at International Raceway New York for sets by ELO, Humble Pie and Faces, among others. However, twelve of the acts fail to show
1978 Exile hit US chart with 'Kiss You All Over', prior to their move into country music
1978 Justin Hayward's 'Forever Autumn' hits UK chart
1978 Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon from The Clash were arrested for being drunk and disorderly after a gig at the Apollo in Glasgow, both were fined.
1980 Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys runs for Mayor in San Francisco. (He loses)
1981 Jerry Lee Lewis seriously ill following stomach operation
1989 Tom Petty's 'Full Moon Fever' hits UK LP chart
1989 Don Henley's 'The End of the Innocence' enters UK chart.

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