Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Christine McVie!

Musicians Born On July 12

1943 Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
1949 John Wetton (Asia)
1950 Eric Carr (Kiss)
1952 Liz Mitchell (Boney M)
1962 Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum)
1963 Alan Duval (UB40)

Deaths On July 12

1979 Minnie Ripperton
1983 Chris Wood (Traffic)
1996 Jonathan Melvoin (Smashing Pumpkins)

Number 1 In The Charts On July 12

1957 Elvis Presley: 'All Shook Up' UK 45
1962 Ray Charles: 'I Can't Stop Loving You' UK 45
1969 Jim Reeves: 'According to My Heart' UK LP
1969 Zager and Evans: 'In the Year 2525' US 45
1975 Johny Nash: 'Tears On My Pillow' UK 45
1980 ELO and Olivia Newton-John: 'Xanadu' UK 45
1986 Madonna: 'Papa Don't Preach' UK 45
1986 Madonna: 'True Blue' UK LP
1986 Simply Red: 'Holding Back the Years' US 45
1997` The Prodigy : Fat of The Land : UK LP

Various Music Events On July 11

1957 Everly Brothers debut on UK chart with 'By Bye Love'

1962 Rolling Stones make their performing debut at the Marquee Club. Line-up includes Keith Richard, Brian Jones, Elmo Lewis and Mick Avery

1969 Half of America's Top 40 AM stations ban the Beatles' new single 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' because of the line 'Christ, you know it ain't easy'

1969 Blind Faith make their US concert debut at Madison Square Garden

1969 Bob Dylan scores tenth American hit with 'Lay Lady Lay'

1970 Janis Joplin makes concert debut with new group Full Tilt Boogie Band in Louisville, Kentucky

1980 Ian Paice joins Whitesnake

1983 David Bowie's 'Serious Moonlight' tour begins its North American leg in Montreal, Canada.

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