Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Roger McGuinn!

Roger McGuinn, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn Birthday July 13

Musicians Born On July 13

1936 Albert Ayler (Free Jazz Legend)
1942 Roger McGuinn (Byrds)
1942 Stephen Jo Bladd (J. Geils Band)
1942 Jay Uzzell (Corsairs)

Roger McGuinn, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn Birthday July 13

Number 1 In The Charts On July 13

1959 Paul Anka: 'Lonely Boy' US 45
1974 Elton John: 'Caribou' UK LP
1974 George McCrae: 'Rock Your Baby' US 45
1985 Duran Duran: 'A View to a Kill' US 45
1985 Tears for Fears: 'Songs from the Big Chair' US 45
1991 Bryan Adams: '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' UK 45
1996 2PAC : How Do You Want It/California Love : US single
1998 Another Level : Freak Me : UK single

Roger McGuinn, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn Birthday July 13

Various Music Events On July 13

1956 Gene Vincent enters UK chart with 'Be Bop A Lula'

1959 Shirelles hit US chart with 'Dedicated to the One I Love'

1968 Steppenwolf debut on US chart with 'Born to be Wild'

1968 Pink Floyd enter UK chart with 'Saucerful of Secrets' LP

1973 Queen release their first LP 'Queen 1' in the UK

Roger McGuinn, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn Birthday July 13

1973 'The Everly Brothers died ten years ago', says Don Everly on the stage of the John Wayne Theatre, Buena Park, California. Just afterwards, brother Phil smashes his guitar and walks off, ending the career of the duo

1974 Eric Clapton releases 'I Shot the Sheriff' in the US

1974 Three Degrees enter UK chart with 'When Will I See You Again'

1985 Organised by Bob Geldof, the Live Aid concert takes place at Wembley and Philadelphia. Titled The Global Jukebox, it is the world's biggest rock event

1991 Bryan Adams's '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' begins record-breaking sixteen-week run at top of UK chart

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