Saturday, July 10, 2010

July 10 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Arlo Guthrie!

Arlo Guthrie

Musicians Born On July 10

1941 Ian Whitcomb (You Turn Me On)
1947 Arlo Guthrie (Alice's Restaurant)
1949 Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath)
1949 Dave Smalley (Raspberries)
1954 Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys)
1965 Peter DiStefano (Porno For Pyros)

Deaths On July 10

1941 Jelly Roll Morton (jazz pianist)
1987 John Hammond (talent scout and producer)

Number 1 In The Charts On July 10

1961 Bobby Lewis: 'Tossin' and Turnin' US 45
1965 Rolling Stones: 'Satisfaction' US 45
1967 Beatles: 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' UK LP
1976 Rod Stewart: 'A Night on the Town' UK LP
1976 Starland Vocal Band: 'Afternoon Delight' US 45
1993 SWV : Weak : US single

Various Music Events On July 10

1961 Markeys enter US charts with 'Last Night'

1963 Martha and the Vandellas release 'Heatwave' in the US

1965 Sonny and Cher, having met at a Ronette's session two years earlier, now make their Hot 100 debut with 'I Got You Babe'

1965 Wilson Pickett heads for his biggest hit to date as fourth Hot 100 entry, 'In the Midnight Hour', heads for No. 21

1968 Eric Clapton announces break-up of Cream, because of 'loss of direction'

1968 Nice are banned from the Royal Albert Hall after burning the American flag on stage

1976 Isley Brothers' 'Harvest for the World' hits UK chart

1980 Bob Marley begins tour, with first concert in Dublin

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