Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 25

Jimmy Buffett
No.1
1960 Bob Newhart: 'Button-Down Mind' US LP
1964 Beatles: 'A Hard Day's Night' UK LP
1964 Four Seasons: 'Rag Doll' US 45
1964 Beatles: 'A Hard Days' Night' US LP
1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock: 'Incense and Peppermints' US 45
1970 Carpenters: 'Close to You' US 45
1981 Air Supply: 'The One that You Love' US 45
1981 Moody Blues: 'Long Distance Voyager' US LP
1987 Madonna: 'Who's That Girl' UK 45
1987 Terence Trent d'Arby: 'Introducing the Hardline……' UK LP
1992 Neil Diamond : The Greatest Hits 1966-1992 : UK LP
1998 Jane MacDonald : Jane MacDonald : UK LP
2004 Jimmy Buffett : License To Chill : US LP



Births
1941 Michael Charlton (Nazareth)
1944 Jim McCarty (Yardbirds)
1944 Tom Dawes (Cyrkle)
1946 Jose Chepito Areas (Santana)
1950 Mare Clarke (Uriah Heep)
1958 Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

Deaths
2003 Erik Braunn (Iron Butterfly)

Miscellany
1963 Isley Brothers debut on UK chart with 'Twist and Shout'
Crosby Stills Nash Young
 
1965 Bob Dylan performs an electric concert for the first time at the Newport Folk Festival. He is booed offstage after three songs
 
1966 Rolling Stones perform their last US concert with Brian Jones in band in San Francisco
 
1967 Beatles and other prominent British rock bands sign 'Legalise Marijuana' ad in 'The Times'
 
1968 Big Brother and the Holding Company release 'Cheap Thrills' LP in US
 
1969 Neil Young joins Crosby, Stills and Nash playing on stage at Fillmore East
 
1971 Beach Boys release 'Surf's Up' LP
 
1978 Public Image Ltd. Formed, featuring John Lydon, formerly Johnny Rotten from Sex Pistols
 
1988 R.E.M. started recording sessions for their Green album at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee.
 
1999 This years Woodstock Festival ended with riots resulting in 120 people being arrested.

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