Monday, July 19, 2010

July 18 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Brian Auger!

Brian Auger, Brian Auger Birthday July 18, Trinity

Musicians Born On July 18

1929 Screamin' Jay Hawkins (I Put a Spell on You)
1939 Dion Dimucci (The Wanderer)
1939 Brian Auger (This Wheel's On Fire)
1941 Martha Reeves (Martha and the Vandellas)
1945 Danny McCullock (Animals)
1946 Tim Lynch (Flamin' Groovies)
1949 Wally Bryson (Raspberries)
1950 Glenn Hughes (Village People)
1950 Cesar Zuiderwijk (Golden Earring)
1954 Ricky Scaggs (US country singer)
1955 Terry Chambers (XTC)
1958 Nigel Twist (Alarm)
1962 Jack Irons (Pearl Jam)

Deaths On July 18

1966 Bobby Fuller (I Fought the Law)

Brian Auger, Brian Auger Birthday July 18, Trinity

Number 1 In The Charts On July 18

1960 Brenda Lee: 'I'm Sorry' US 45
1963 Frank Ifield: 'Confessin'' UK 45
1964 Four Seasons: 'Rag Doll' US 45
1992 Jimmy Nail : Aint No Doubt : UK single
1992 Orb : U F Orb : UK LP
1998 Beastie Boys : Hello Nasty : UK LP

Brian Auger, Brian Auger Birthday July 18, Trinity

Various Music Events On July 18

1960 Ventures debut on US chart with 'Walk Don't Run'

1960 Elvis Presley hits US chart with 'It's Now or Never', his biggest-selling single to date

1964 Beatles hit US chart with 'A Hard Days' Night'

1968 Hugh Masakela awarded a gold disc for 'Grazin' in the Grass'

1969 Crosby, Stills and Nash release their debut LP in the UK

1970 Arthur Brown arrested for stripping his clothes off on stage in Palermo

1975 Bob Marley records 'Live at the Lyceum' LP

1987 Madonna hits UK chart at No. 3 with 'Who's that Girl'

1995 Neil Young forms his own record label, Vapor Records with his manager, Elliot Roberts.

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