Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 7 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy 70th Birthday Ringo Starr!

Musicians Born On July 7

1928 Mary Ford (partner of Les Paul)
1932 Joe Zawinul (Weather Report)
1940 Ringo Starr
1945 Jim Rodford (Argent)
1947 Rob Townshend (Family)
1947 David Hodo (Village People)
1948 Larry Rheinhardt (Iron Butterfly)
1962 Mark White (Spin Doctors)

Number 1 In The Charts On July 7

1960 Jimmy Jones: Good Timing UK 45
1962 David Rose: The Stripper US 45
1966 Kinks: Sunny Afternoon UK 45
1973 Billy Preston: Will it Go Round in Circles UK 45
1984 Prince: When Doves Cry UK 45
1984 Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA US LP
1986 Billy Ocean: There'll Be Bad Songs UK 45
1990 Pavarotti : The Essential Pavarotti : UK LP

Various Music Events On July 7

1927 First British DJ, Christopher Stone, begins broadcasting his record show from BBC Studio, Savoy Hall

1954 Memphis DJ, Dewey Phillips premieres Elvis Presley's That's Alright on his Red Hot & Blue programme on WHBG and also interviews Presley

1956 Platters hit US chart with My Prayer

1960 Sam Cooke's Wonderful World hits UK chart

1968 Yardbirds split up

1973 Wings release Live and Let Die in US

1979 Dire Straits' Communique LP hits US Top 40

1979 Cars' Candy-O hits UK LP chart

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