Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 6 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Michael Grant!

Michael Grant, Musical Youth

Musicians Born On July 6

1925 Bill Haley (Rock Around the Clock)
1937 Gene Chandler (Duke of Earl)
1939 Jet Harris (Shadows)
1945 Richard Elswith (Dr. Hook)
1959 John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
1969 Michael Grant (Musical Youth)

Deaths On July 6

1971 Louis Armstrong (Hello Dolly)
1979 Van McCoy (The Hustle)

Number 1 In The Charts On July 6

1963 David Essex: Easier Said than Done US 45
1974 Hughes Corporation: Rock the Boat US 45
1985 Phil Collins: Sussudio US 45
1996 Crowded House : Recurring Dream- The Very Best Of.. : UK LP
1998 Billie : Because We Want To : UK single

Various Music Events On July 6

1955 Elvis Presley scores his first national hit with Baby Let's Play House, reaching No. 10 on Country and Western chart

1957 John Lennon meets Paul McCartney at a church picnic in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton during a gig by John's band, Quarrymen. In between sets, fourteen-year-old McCartney teaches sixteen-year-old John to play Twenty Flight Rock and Be Bop A Lula

1961 The first edition of Mersey Beat is published. The issue contains an article by a local musician, John Lennon, entitled 'Being a short diversion on the dubious origins of Beatles'

1964 Beatles' film A Hard Days' Night premieres at 9.00 p.m. at the London Pavilion Theatre

1965 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms

1966 Rolling Stones accused of 'desecrating the American flag' after dragging Stars and Stripes across stage in Syracuse

1969 Mick Jagger begins work on Ned Kelly film

1973 Queen release debut single Keep Yourself Alive in the UK

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