Sunday, July 15, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 15

Madonna
No.1
1972 Elton John : Honky Chateau : US LP
1978 Rolling Stones : Some Girls : US LP
1989 Simply Red : If You Don't Know Me By Now : US 45

Births
1945 Peter Lewis (Moby Grape)
1946 Linda Ronstadt 
1948 Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1949 Trevor Horn
1952 Jeff Carlisli (38 Special)
1956 Joe Satriani
1956 Ian Curtis (Joy Division)
1977 Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance)

Deaths
2000 Paul Young (Mike & The Mechanics)



Miscellany
1966 Percy Sledge earns gold disc in the US for 'When a Man Loves a Woman'
 
1967 Van Morrison scores first solo US hit with 'Brown-Eyed Girl'
 
1977 Ray Davies announces he is leaving Kinks. Brother Dave, as surprised as anyone, tells the press that split is only temporary. He is right
 
1978 Renaissance's 'Northern Lights' hits UK chart
Pink Floyd in Venice
 
1978 Bob Dylan performs to 200,000 fans at Blackbushe Airport
 
1985 Nude photos of Madonna taken in 1977 appeared in this months Playboy and Penthouse Magazines.
 
1989 Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'In Step' hits UK LP chart
 
1989 Guns N'Roses 'Patience' single go gold
 
1989 Tom Petty's 'Full Moon Fever' go gold in the US
 
1989 As 'The Doctor' jumps to No. 9, Doobie Brothers return to US Top 10 for first time in nine years. (Their Cycles LP is No. 19)
 
1989 Pink Floyd play to more than 200,000 people in Venice at a free concert.
 
1998 Aerosmith were forced to cancel a forthcoming US tour after Joey Kramer was involved in a freak accident.
 
2004 U2 called in police after thieves nicked a copy of the bands latest album ‘Vertigo’.

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