Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 8 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jai Johanny Johanson from the Allman Brothers!

Jai Johanny Johanson, Allman Brothers, Allman Brothers Drummer

Musicians Born On July 8

1908 Louis Jordan
1914 Billy Eckstein (Passing Strangers)
1935 Steve Lawrence (Go Away Little Girl)
1944 Jai Johanny Johanson (Allman Brothers)
1956 Russell Christian (Christians)
1961 Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode)
1963 Joan Osborne
1970 Beck

Number 1 In The Charts On July 8

1957 Elvis Presley: Teddy Bear US 45
1972 Donny Osmond: Puppy Love UK 45
1972 Bill Withers: Lean on Me US 45
1978 Gerry Rafferty: City to City US LP
1989 Transvision Vamp Velveteen UK LP
1995 TLC : Waterfalls : US single
1995 Outhere Brothers : Boom Boom Boom : UK single
1995 Michael Jackson : HIStory-Past, Present and Future : US LP
1996 Fugees : Killing Me Softly : UK single

Jai Johanny Johanson, Allman Brothers, Allman Brothers Drummer

Various Music Events On July 8

1969 Marianne Faithfull attempts suicide on the set of the movie Ned Kelly in Australia and is dropped from the film

1970 The Everly Brothers adopt a new role, as they begin a run of two and a half months on ABC TV (US) as hosts of The Everly Brothers Variety Show

1972 An estimated 200,000 attend Concert 10 at International Raceway New York for sets by ELO, Humble Pie and Faces, among others. However, twelve of the acts fail to show

1978 Exile hit US chart with 'Kiss You All Over', prior to their move into country music

1978 Justin Hayward's 'Forever Autumn' hits UK chart

1980 Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys runs for Mayor in San Francisco. (He loses)

1981 Jerry Lee Lewis seriously ill following stomach operation

1989 Tom Petty's 'Full Moon Fever' hits UK LP chart

1989 Don Henley's 'The End of the Innocence' enters UK chart

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