Monday, July 19, 2010

July 19 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Brian May!

Brian May, Queen, Queen Guitarist, Brian May Birthday July 19

Musicians Born On July 19

1937 George Hamilton IV
1946 Alan Gorrie (Average White Band)
1947 Bernie Leadon (Eagles)
1947 Brian May (Queen)
1948 Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead)
1952 Alan Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Brian May, Queen, Queen Guitarist, Brian May Birthday July 19

Number 1 In The Charts On July 19

1967 Beatles: 'All You Need Is Love' UK 45
1975 Bay City Rollers: 'Give a Little Love' UK 45
1975 Wings: 'Listen to What the Man Said' US 45
1975 Wings: 'Venus and Mars' US LP
1980 Queen: 'The Game' UK LP
1980 Billy Joel: 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me' US 45
1986 Phil Collins: 'Invisible Touch' US 45
1986 Patti la Belle: 'Winner in You' US LP

Brian May, Queen, Queen Guitarist, Brian May Birthday July 19

Various Music Events On July 19

1954 Sun Label officially releases 'That's Alright' the first single by Elvis Presley

1962 Nat King Cole's 'Let There Be Love' hits UK chart

1967 Otis Redding and Carla Thomas's 'Tramp' hits UK chart

1969 Procul Harum's 'A Salty Dog' enters UK LP chart

1976 Deep Purple announce split

1980 David Bowie opens on stage in Denver in the title role of 'The Elephant Man'

1983 Simon and Garfunkel begin their reunion tour

1986 Massive hip-hop, electro and rap festival 'Fresh 86' held at Wembley Arena; it includes performances by Afrika Bambaata, Mantronix and Roxanne Shante

1991 Former Guns n' Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against the band. He claimed the other members had forced him to use heroin, then made him quit the band when he tried to kick his drug habit.

1995 Dr. George Nichopoulous, Elvis Presley's former doctor, loses his medical licence for being "too liberal" in prescribing addicitive drugs.

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