Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 25 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jim McCarty!

Jim McCarty, Yardbirds Drummer

Musicians Born On July 25

1944 Jim McCarty (Yardbirds)
1944 Tom Dawes (Cyrkle)
1948 Steve Goodman (City of New Orleans)
1950 Mare Clarke (Uriah Heep)
1951 Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1958 Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

No. 1 In The Charts On July 25

1960 Bob Newhart: 'Button-Down Mind' US LP
1964 Beatles: 'A Hard Day's Night' UK LP
1964 Four Seasons: 'Rag Doll' US 45
1964 Beatles: 'A Hard Days' Night' US LP
1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock: 'Incense and Peppermints' US 45
1970 Carpenters: 'Close to You' US 45
1981 Air Supply: 'The One that You Love' US 45
1981 Moody Blues: 'Long Distance Voyager' US LP
1987 Madonna: 'Who's That Girl' UK 45
1987 Terence Trent d'Arby: 'Introducing the Hardline……' UK LP
1992 Neil Diamond : The Greatest Hits 1966-1992 : UK LP
1998 Jane MacDonald : Jane MacDonald : UK LP

Jim McCarty, Yardbirds Drummer

Various Music Events On July 25

1963 Isley Brothers debut on UK chart with 'Twist and Shout'
1965 Bob Dylan performs an electric concert for the first time at the Newport Folk Festival. He is booed offstage after three songs
1966 Rolling Stones perform their last US concert with Brian Jones in band in San Francisco
1967 Beatles and other prominent British rock bands sign 'Legalise Marijuana' ad in 'The Times'
1968 Big Brother and the Holding Company release 'Cheap Thrills' LP in US
1969 Neil Young joins Crosby, Stills and Nash playing on stage at Fillmore East
1971 Beach Boys release 'Surf's Up' LP
1978 Public Image Ltd. Formed, featuring John Lydon, formerly Johnny Rotten from Sex Pistols

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