Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 24

Jefferson Airplane
No.1
1971 T. Rex: 'Get it On' UK 45
1971 Raiders: 'Indian Reservation' US 45
1974 John McCrae : Rock Your Baby : UK 45
1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee: 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' UK 45
1976 Beach Boys: '20 Golden Greats' UK LP
1976 Manhattans: 'Kiss and Say Goodbye' US 45
1982 'Fame' soundtrack UK LP
1982 Survivor: 'Eye of the Tiger' US 45
1993 U2 : Zooropa : US LP

Births
1942 Heinz
1946 Alan Whitehead (Marmalade)
1951 Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1961 Paul Geary (Extreme)
1958 Mick Karn (Japan)

Deaths
1972 Bobby Ramirez (Edgar Winters White Trash)
2005 Patrick Sherry (Bad Beat)

Miscellany
Survivor
1957 Coasters record Leiber and Stoller's 'Idol with a Golden Head'
 
1959 Elvis Presley Hits UK chart at No. 5 with 'Big Hunk o' Love'
 
1964 Rolling Stones play Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. Fans storm the stage and the band has to run for cover

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