Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Daniel Ash!

Daniel Ash, Love And Rockets

Musicians Born On July 31

1941 Paul Anka (Diana)
1946 Bob Welch (Ebony Eyes)
1946 Gary Lewis (Playboys)
1947 Karl Green (Herman's Hermits)
1953 Hugh McDowell (ELO)
1957 Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets)
1958 Bill Berry (REM)
1960 Malcolm Ross (Aztec Camera)
1963 Norman Cook (Housemartins)

Happy Birthday Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook

Norman Cook, Fatboy Slim, Housemartins

Deaths On July 31

1964 Jim Reeves (country singer)

Number 1 In The Charts On July 31

1959 Cliff Richard: 'Living Doll' UK 45
1968 Tommy James: 'Mony Mony' UK 45
1971` James Taylor: 'You've Got a Friend' Us 45
1976 George Benson: 'Breezin'' US LP

Various Music Events On July 31

1959 Buddy Holly's 'Midnight Shift' hits UK chart

1964 Rolling Stones play Belfast. The concert is stopped after only twelve minutes because of rioting fans

1965 Yardbirds hit US chart with 'Heart Full of Soul'

1971 Doors' 'LA Woman' hits UK LP chart

1971 Premiere in London of Rolling Stones' film 'Gimme Shelter'

1971 Curtis Mayfield's 'Move On Up' hits UK chart

1975 Miami Showband, an Irish pop group, are ambushed and murdered by Protestant gunmen

1976 Blue Oyster Cult release '(Don't Fear) the Reaper' in the UK

1980 John Phillips of Mamas and the Papas is arrested on drug charges

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