Saturday, July 21, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 21

Cat Stevens
No.1
1965 Rolling Stones: 'Out of Our Heads' US LP
1966 Georgie Fame: 'Get Away' UK 45
1973 Peters and Lee: 'Welcome Home' UK 45
1973 Jim Croce: 'Bad Bad Leroy Brown' US 45
1979 Tubeway Army: 'Replicas' UK LP

Births
1942 Kim Fowley (Runaways)
1947 Cat Stevens
1955: Howie Epstein (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Deaths
2002: Gus Dudgeon
2004: Jerry Goldsmith
2005: Long John Baldry
2006: Herb Kalin (The Kalin Twins)

Miscellany
1958: CBS-TV's Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, one of the major talent shows of the decade, ends its run after launching the careers of, among others, Connie Francis, Tony Bennett, Pat Boone, and the McGuire Sisters.

1960: Brian Hyland appears as a guest on CBS' popular TV game show To Tell The Truth.

1967: Jimi Hendrix begins the first of three nights at Greenwich Village's Cafe Au Go-Go in New York.

1969: Duke Ellington and his band appear on ABC one day after the historic moon landing, performing a new piece entitled "Moon Maiden."

AC/DC
1973: "Mary Wilson Day" is declared in Detroit in honor of the Supremes member.

1977: Linda Ronstadt, who's just released a cover version of the Rolling Stones' "Tumbling Dice," hops onstage at the band's Tucson, AZ concert to sing it with them.

1980: AC/DC released their epic Back in Black album, featuring new lead singer Brian Johnson.

1995: A Los Angeles judge throws out a lawsuit filed against Michael Jackson by five of the pop star's security guards, who alleged that they were fired after learning the "truth" about Jackson's nighttime visits with young boys.

1999: Charley Pride receives a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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