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July 12, 1968: Micky Dolenz of The Monkees married Samantha Juste, a model known as the “disc girl” on the BBC’s Top Of The Pops. Dolenz, who met Samantha on the show, wrote the song “Randy Scouse Git” partly about her (“the being known as Wonder Girl” and “she’s a wonderful lady”). The couple would […]

July 10, 1947: Happy Birthday to the great singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie! Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

July 9, 1977: Declan MacManus quit his day job as a computer programmer at Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics to become a full time musician. The singer had recently released his first single, “Less Than Zero” on Stiff Records under the name Elvis Costello; his first album, “My Aim is True” would be released by Stiff on […]

July 8, 1940: Remembering the late bassist Joe B. Mauldin of The Crickets on what would have been his 81st Birthday. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

July 7, 1970: Elektra Records released The Stooges second album, “Fun House.” Critics were divided on their opinions about the record; Rolling Stone magazine found the album to be “much more sophisticated” than the Stooges’ debut, writing that they sounded “so exquisitely horrible and down and out that they are the ultimate psychedelic rock band […]

July 6, 1972: David Bowie and The Spiders From Mars appeared on Top Of The Pops, playing their new single, “Starman”. This appearance would be Bowie’s breakthrough performance; it embedded Ziggy Stardust in the nation’s consciousness, and pushed “Starman” to #10 on the UK charts, giving Bowie his first hit since “Space Oddity” in 1969. […]

July 5, 1943: Happy Birthday to the great Robbie Robertson, guitarist for The Band! The Band – The Weight [Woodstock] Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

July 4, 1969: The day after the death of former guitarist Brian Jones, The Rolling Stones released the single, “Honky Tonk Women” b/w “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Featuring their new guitarist, Mick Taylor, the single would go to #1 on the US and the UK charts. Read the full article at LOVE […]

July 3, 1969: Three weeks after being sacked by The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones drowned while taking a midnight swim in his pool at his home in East Sussex, England; his body was found at the bottom of the pool by his Swedish girlfriend, Anna Wohlin. He was 27 years old. The coroner’s report stated […]

July 2, 1969: Working on songs for the “Abbey Road” album, Paul McCartney recorded “Her Majesty.” Then Paul, George, and Ringo record 15 takes of “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight”; John was not in the studio, but in the hospital in Golspie, Scotland, following a car accident the previous day with Yoko and his son Julian. […]

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