Day: July 11, 2021
July 11, 1977: A new punk club called The Vortex opened on Wardour Street in London. Siouxise and The Banshees, Adam and The Ants, The Slits and Sham 69 played on the opening night. Paul Weller of The Jam would later write a song about getting beaten up at The Vortex called, “A Bomb on […]
July 11, 1981: The Specials had the #1 single in the UK with “Ghost Town.” It would be the group’s second and last record to top the UK charts. Read more at I Love It Loud!
11 July 1970, Three Dog Night started a two-week run at No.1 in the US with their version of the Randy Newman song ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’, which was also a No.3 hit in the UK. The song was first covered by Eric Burdon on his first solo album in 1966 and gave […]
July 11, 2014: Drummer and producer Tommy Ramone of The Ramones died in New York City following unsuccessful treatment for bile duct cancer; he was the last surviving original member of the band. Tommy was 65 years old. Read more at I Love It Loud!
Ramones; 1977 Read more at I Love It Loud!
11 July 1969, ‘Space Oddity’ by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing but had to be re-released before it became a hit, later in the year in the UK (but not until 1973 in the US). Bowie would later revisit […]