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July 28, 1948: Happy Birthday to Jerry Casale, co-founder of and bassist for DEVO! Devo – Uncontrollable Urge – 1978 – France LIVE Article reposted from

July 28, 1957: Jerry Lee Lewis made his television debut on the Steve Allen Show performing “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. Sales of the single jumped immediately; it would go to #3 on the Billboard pop chart, #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, and #1 on the country chart. Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta […]

July 28, 1973: “We’re An American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad is the #1 single on the US charts. Produced by Todd Rundgren, it was the group’s first #1 record. Grand Funk Railroad – We’re An American Band song [promo film] Video for the song "We're An American Band" taken during the pivotal recording sessions […]

July 28, 1965: The Beatles have the #1 single in the UK with “Help!” It is also the #1 record in the US; it will stay at the top of both charts for three weeks. The Beatles – Help! Music video by The Beatles performing Help!. © 2015 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal […]

July 28, 1972: Having been on the verge of breaking up in March, Mott The Hoople released the single, "All The Young Dudes". The song had been given to them by David Bowie, in the hope of keeping the band together. It worked; it would be Mott's first successful record, going to #3 on the […]

July 25, 1969: Neil Young appeared onstage with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time at a gig at the Fillmore East in New York City. DOWN BY THE RIVER CSNY BIG SUR 1969 DOWN BY THE RIVER CSNY BIG SUR 1969 Article reposted from

July 25, 1980: AC/DC released "Back in Black", their first album to feature Brian Johnson as their lead singer. The album was dedicated to their former singer Bon Scott, who had died from alcohol poisoning in February. It would be the band's most successful album, hitting #1 on the UK charts and peaking at #4 […]

July 25, 1983: Metallica released their debut album "Kill ‘Em All" on the independent Megaforce record label. It cost $15,000 to record and was completed in seventeen days. It received much critical acclaim and sold 17,000 copies by the end of the year. The album did not enter the Billboard 200 chart until 1986, when […]

July 25, 1965: Dylan goes electric! Backed by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and playing a Fender Stratocaster, Bob Dylan plugged in for his headlining set at The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Reactions were mixed; folk music purists tried to boo him off the stage, while the rest of the audience gave […]

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