Friday, July 6, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JULY 6

Prodigy
No.1
1963 David Essex: Easier Said than Done US 45
1968 Rolling Stones : Jumpin Jack Flash : US 45
1974 Hughes Corporation: Rock the Boat US 45
1985 Phil Collins: Sussudio US 45
1996 Crowded House : Recurring Dream- The Very Best Of.. : UK LP
1997 Prodigy : The Fat Of The Land : US LP
1998 Billie : Because We Want To : UK single

Births
1925 Bill Haley 
1939 Jet Harris (Shadows)
1945 Richard Elswith (Dr. Hook)
1949 Mike Shrieve (Santana)
1953 Nanci Griffith
1959 John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
1969 Michael Grant (Musical Youth)
1979 Nic Cester (Jet)

 
Deaths
1971 Louis Armstrong
1979 Van McCoy (The Hustle)
2003 Skip Battin (Byrds)

Miscellany
1957 John Lennon meets Paul McCartney at a church picnic in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton during a gig by John's band, Quarrymen. In between sets, fourteen-year-old McCartney teaches sixteen-year-old John to play Twenty Flight Rock and Be Bop A Lula
 
1961 The first edition of Mersey Beat is published. The issue contains an article by a local musician, John Lennon, entitled 'Being a short diversion on the dubious origins of Beatles'
 
1964 Beatles' film A Hard Days' Night premieres at 9.00 p.m. at the London Pavilion Theatre
 
Avril Lavigne
1966 Rolling Stones accused of 'desecrating the American flag' after dragging Stars and Stripes across stage in Syracuse
 
1969 Mick Jagger begins work on Ned Kelly film
 
1973 Queen release debut single Keep Yourself Alive in the UK
 
1975 Rolling Stone Keith Richards was arrested by the highway patrol in Arkansas on charges of reckless driving and possessing an offensive weapon, a seven-inch hunting knife.
 
2007 Avril Lavigne was facing legal action by members of 1970s rock band The Rubinoos, who claimed she had copied one of their songs for “Girlfriend”.

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