Thursday, July 19, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 19

Brian May
No.1
1967 Beatles: 'All You Need Is Love' UK 45
1975 Bay City Rollers: 'Give a Little Love' UK 45
1975 Wings: 'Listen to What the Man Said' US 45
1975 Wings: 'Venus and Mars' US LP
1980 Queen: 'The Game' UK LP
1980 Billy Joel: 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me' US 45
1986 Genesis: 'Invisible Touch' US 45
1986 Patti la Belle: 'Winner in You' US LP
1997 Oasis : D’You Know What I Mean? : UK 45
2005 James Blunt : You’re Beautiful : UK 45

Births
1944 Clarence White (Byrds)
1947 Bernie Leadon (Eagles)
1947 Brian May (Queen)
1948 Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead)
1952 Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)


Miscellany
1958 The manager of The Drifters, George Treadwell, sacked the entire group and hired the unknown Ben E King and The Five Crowns as their replacements.
 
1969 Procul Harum's 'A Salty Dog' enters UK LP chart
 
1972 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested in Warwick, Rhode Island on charges of assault after a fight broke out with a newspaper photographer.
 
1976 Deep Purple announce split
 
1980 David Bowie opens on stage in Denver in the title role of 'The Elephant Man'
 
Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1981 It was Roy Orbison Day in Odessa, Texas. Orbison was given the keys to the city, and performed for the crowd, the first time in Odessa in 15 years.
 
1983 Simon and Garfunkel begin their reunion tour
 
1991 Former Guns n' Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against the band. He claimed the other members had forced him to use heroin, then made him quit the band when he tried to kick his drug habit.
 
1995 Dr. George Nichopoulous, Elvis Presley's former doctor, loses his medical licence for being "too liberal" in prescribing addicitive drugs.

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