Happy Birthday Stewart Copeland!
Musicians Born On July 16
1941 Desmond Dekker (The Israelites)
1942 Thomas Boggs (Box Tops)
1952 Stewart Copeland (Police)
Deaths On July 16
1981 Harry Chapin (Cat's in the Cradle)
1996 John Panozzo (Styx)
Number 1 In The Charts On July 16
1964 Rolling Stones: 'It's All Over Now' UK 45
1966 Tommy James: 'Hanky Panky' US 45
1977 Johnny Mathis: 'Johnny Mathis Collection' UK LP
1977 Shaun Cassidy: 'Da Doo Ron Ron' US 45
1977 Barry Manilow: 'Barry Manilow Live' US LP
1994 Prodigy : Music for the Jilted Generation: UK LP
1994 Various : The Lion King (OST) : US LP
Various Music Events On July 16
1955 'Billboard' reports on success of R&B, with Sammy Davis, Lavern Baker and Sarah Vaughan, and many covers of black songs, on pop charts
1959 Coasters record 'Poison Ivy' at Atlantic Studios, New York
1960 Hank Ballard and the Midnighters become the first group to place three records at the same time on Hot 100 - 'Poppin' Time, Let's Go Let's Go' and 'The Twist'
1966 Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce form Cream
1972 Miracles give farewell concert, with Smokey Robinson on lead vocals, in Washington
1973 Bob Dylan releases 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' as part of 'Billy the Kid' film soundtrack
1976 Allman Brothers split
1980 'No Nukes' concert film with Bruce Springsteen and Doobie Brothers premieres in New York
1986 Dolly Parton's theme park 'Dollywood' opens in Tennessee
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