Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Debbie Harry!

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Musicians Born On July 1

1915 Willie Dixon (US blues singer/writer)
1933 Eddie Bond (Rockin' Daddy)
1939 Delaney Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie)
1946 Debbie Harry (Blondie)
1946 June Monteiro (Toys)
1956 Fred Schneider (B52s)
1959 Edem Ephraim (London Boys)
1963 Roddy Bottum (Faith No More)

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Deaths On July 1

1995 Wolfman Jack (DJ)

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Number 1 In The Charts On July 1

1967 Association: Windy US 45
1967 Beatles: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band US LP
1972 Slade: Take Me Back 'Ome UK 45
1972 Neil Diamond: Song Sung Blue US 45
1989 Prince: Batman UK LP
1990 M C Hammer : Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em : US LP
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP
1995 Bon Jovi : These Days : UK LP
1996 Lightning Seeds : Three Lions : UK single

Debbie Harry wearing her birthday suit!

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Various Music Events On July 1

1956 Elvis Presley appears on US Steve Allen Shown in black-tailed suit singing Hound Dog to a basset hound. Presley is instructed not to dance, and cameras shoot him from the waist up only, following complaints about his 'suggestiveness'

1963 Beatles record She Loves You at Abbey Road

1965 Four Tops debut on UK chart with I Can't Help Myself

1966 Beatles play Budokan Hall in Tokyo, three performances which were subsequently released on Three Nights in Tokyo bootleg

1968 John Lennon publicly declares his love for Yoko Ono at the opening of his first art exhibition in London

1969 Sam Phillips sells Sun Records for undisclosed sum to Nashville mogul Shelby Singleton

1970 Caroline TV, proposed pirate TV station, launches but never materialises

1972 After 1,729 performances, Hair closes in the US

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