Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Kate Bush!

Musicians Born On July 30

1938 Edward 'Kookie' Byrnes (77 Sunset Strip)
1946 Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond (Jethro Tull)
1949 B.B. Dickerson (War)
1949 Andy Scott (Sweet)
1956 Phil Phearon (Galaxy)
1957 Rat Scabies (Damned)
1957 David Joseph (Hi-Tension)
1958 Kate Bush (Running Up That Hill)

Happy Birthday Rat Scabies!

Number 1 In The Charts On July 30

1960 Elvis Presley: 'Elvis Presley Is Back' UK LP
1966 Troggs: 'Wild Thing' US 45
1966 Beatles: 'Yesterday … and Today'US LP
1974 Wings: 'Band on the Run' UK 45
1977 Andy Gibb: 'I Just Want to Be Your Everything' US 45
1994 Wet Wet Wet : End of Part One (Their Greatest Hits) : UK LP

Various Music Events On July 30

1954 Midnighters record 'Annie Had a Baby', the second in the controversial 'Annie' trilogy

1963 Two Beatle-related singles released: Tommy Quickly's 'Tip of my Tongue' (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney), and 'I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door' by Pete Best, the group's ex-drummer

1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving everything away to passers-by. (the last thing left was a naked female dummy labelled 'For the attention of John Lennon'.)

1977 The reunited Animals release 'Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted' LP

1978 David Gates's 'Goodbye Girl' hits UK LP chart

1982 Alan Parsons Project hits US Top 40 with 'Eye in the Sky'

1986 Boy George fined £250 in London for heroin possession

1987 10,000 Maniacs impress at Cambridge Folk Festival

1987 David Bowie plays the first show of his "Glass Spider" tour in Philadelphia

1992 Many Motown stars gathered for a memorial service for Mary Wells, who died of cancer at the age of 49. Smokey Robinson sang a medley of Wells' hits.

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