Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 5 - Today In Rock Music History

The Rolling Stones performed at a free concert in Hyde Park on 5 July 1969, two days after Jones's death.

The Rolling Stones, Rolling Stones Hyde Park 1969

Musicians Born On July 5

1944 Robbie Robertson (Band)
1950 Andy Ellison (John's Children)
1950 Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf)
1950 Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Gregg)
1959 Marc Cohn
1973 Bengt Lagerberg (The Cardigans)

The Rolling Stones, Rolling Stones Hyde Park 1969

Deaths On July 5

1982 Bill Justis (Memphis session man with Elvis)

The Rolling Stones, Rolling Stones Hyde Park 1969

Number 1 In The Charts On July 5

1975 Carpenters: Horizon UK 45
1980 Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue UK 45
1986 Janet Jackson: Control US LP

The Rolling Stones, Rolling Stones Hyde Park 1969

Various Music Events On July 5

1954 Elvis Presley records That's Alright and other songs in his first Sun session

1956 Billie Holliday's autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues, published by Doubleday in New York

1958 Ray Charles appears at Newport Jazz Festival, much to the dislike of purists.

1968 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce

1968 Bill Graham officially converts Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco to Fillmore West

1969 Rolling Stones give free concert in London's Hyde Park to an estimated 250,000 fans

1969 Tony Joe White hits US chart for first time with Polk Salad Annie

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