Friday, July 9, 2010

July 9 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Marc Almond!

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Musicians Born On July 9

1929 Lee Hazelwood (producer, Duane Eddy)
1946 Bon Scott (AC/DC)
1953 Kate Garner (Haysi Fantasi)
1954 Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge)
1956 Marc Almond (Tainted Love)
1959 Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)
1964 Courtney Love
1971 Kelvin Grant (Musical Youth)

We Miss You Bon Scott!

Bon Scott, AC/DC, Bon Scott Birthday July 9

Number 1 In The Charts On July 9

1955 Bill Haley: 'Rock Around the Clock' US 45
1964 Animals: 'House of the Rising Sun' UK 45
1977 Alan O'Day: 'Undercover Angel' US 45
1983 Wham!: 'Fantastic' UK LP
1983 Police: 'Every Breath You Take' US 45
1988 Glen Medeiros: 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You' UK 45

Various Music Events On July 9

1954 Frank Sinatra makes solo debut on UK chart with 'Young at Heart'

1957 Elvis Presley's 'Loving You' movie opens in US, in the same week that 'Teddy Bear' hits No. 1

1958 Catholic magazine 'Contacts' launches campaign for 'Clean Lyrics in Pop Songs', listing 'Wear Your Ring (Around My Neck)' as suggestive: 'it promotes going steady'

1964 Beach Boys enter UK charts with second hit 'I Get Around'

1965 Animals release 'We've Got to Get Out of this Place' in UK

1969 John Lennon makes solo debut on UK chart with 'Give Peace a Chance'

1972 Travelling aboard their double-decker bus, Paul McCartney and Wings begin a 26-date European tour in France

1990 For the first time the Stones miss a show due to a band member's illness or injury. Keith Richards right index finger becomes inflamed after a concert in Glasgow. It is diagnosed as being septic. A week of shows are postponed.

1993 The Rolling Stones begin a month of sessions at Ron Wood's house in Ireland.

1994 John Mellencamp's "Dance Naked" LP enters the chart. The album features the hit "Wild Night", a duet with MeShell NdegeOcello.

1994 The Kiss tribute album, "Kiss My Ass, Classic Kiss Regrooved" enters the chart. The LP features Kiss songs done by artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks.

1995 The Grateful Dead give their last concert with leader Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field.

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