Sunday, July 1, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JULY 1

Editors
No.1
1967 Association: Windy US 45
1967 Beatles: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band US LP
1972 Slade: Take Me Back 'Ome UK 45
1972 Neil Diamond: Song Sung Blue US 45
1989 Prince: Batman UK LP
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP
1995 Bon Jovi : These Days : UK LP
1996 Lightning Seeds : Three Lions : UK single
2007 Editors : An End Has A Start : UK LP


Births
1946 Debbie Harry (Blondie)
1946 June Monteiro (Toys)
1952 Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers)
1956 Fred Schneider (B52s)
1959 Edem Ephraim (London Boys)
1963 Roddy Bottum (Faith No More)
1971 Adam MacDougall (Black Crowes)

Deaths
2008 Mel Galley (Whitesnake)

Miscellany
1965 Four Tops debut on UK chart with I Can't Help Myself
Bon Jovi in 1983
 
1966 Beatles play Budokan Hall in Tokyo, three performances which were subsequently released on Three Nights in Tokyo bootleg
 
1968 John Lennon publicly declares his love for Yoko Ono at the opening of his first art exhibition in London
 
1969 John Lennon, Yoko Ono and family were involved in a car accident in Golspie, Scotland.
 
1969 Sam Phillips sells Sun Records for undisclosed sum to Nashville mogul Shelby Singleton
 
1970 Caroline TV, proposed pirate TV station, launches but never materialises
 
1972 After 1,729 performances, Hair closes in the US
 
1983 A New Jersey based quintet calling themselves Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram's Mercury records.

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