Saturday, July 7, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JULY 7

Ringo Starr
No.1
1962 David Rose: The Stripper US 45
1966 Kinks: Sunny Afternoon UK 45
1973 Billy Preston: Will it Go Round in Circles UK 45
1984 Prince: When Doves Cry UK 45
1984 Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA US LP
1986 Billy Ocean: There'll Be Bad Songs UK 45
2002 Oasis : Heathen Chemistry : UK LP

Births
1940 Ringo Starr
1945 Jim Rodford (Argent)
1947 Rob Townshend (Family)
1947 David Hodo (Village People)
1947 Peter Banks (Yes)
1948 Larry Rheinhardt (Iron Butterfly)
1962 Mark White (Spin Doctors)



Deaths
2006 Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)

Miscellany
1927 First British DJ, Christopher Stone, begins broadcasting his record show from BBC Studio, Savoy Hall.
 
1956 Platters hit US chart with My Prayer
 
1960 Sam Cooke's Wonderful World hits UK chart
 
Cars
1968 Yardbirds split up
 
1973 Wings release Live and Let Die in US
 
1979 Dire Straits' Communique LP hits US Top 40
 
1979 Cars' Candy-O hits UK LP chart
 
2000 Patsy Kensit confirmed her separation from Oasis singer Liam Gallagher.
 
2001 Corrs singer Sharon Corr married barrister Gavin Bonner at St John's Church, Cratloe, Co Clare in Ireland.
 
2007 Ozzy Osbourne became the first artist to be honoured on Birmingham's own Hollywood-style Walk of Fame.
 
2007 Snow Patrol keyboard player Tom Simpson was arrested in connection with a failed court appearance in Glasgow.

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