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July 8, 1940: Remembering bassist Joe B. Mauldin of The Crickets on what would have been his 80th Birthday. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

July 8, 1968: Just as The Byrds are about to embark on a South African tour, guitarist/vocalist Gram Parsons quits the band, saying that he did not want to perform in the racially segregated country. The band doubted the sincerity of Parsons' gesture, believing that the he had left the band in order to remain […]

July 8, 1965: The Dave Clark Five movie, "Catch Us If You Can" premiered in London. The band portrayed a gang of British TV stuntmen who hit the road for a deserted island with a bored actress, whose manager reports her as being kidnapped. They are soon being trailed by police and others and wackiness […]

July 8, 1973: Led Zeppelin have the #1 album in both the US and the UK with their fifth release, “Houses of The Holy.” It was the first Zeppelin album to consist entirely of original music written by the band. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

July 8, 1966: The Beatles released the "Nowhere Man" 4-track EP in the UK, featuring the title track, "Drive My Car", "Michelle" and "You Won't See Me." All four tracks were taken from the group's sixth UK studio album, "Rubber Soul." The EP was not released in the United States; "Nowhere Man" and "Drive My […]

July 5, 1983: Bauhaus played their farewell show at the Hammersmith Palais in London; dedicated fans had been warned by the band's crew not to miss the show, without telling them it was the last one. After a long encore, consisting of some of their early songs, bassist David J left the stage with the […]

July 5, 1966: At the suggestion of Keith Richards’ girlfriend, Chas Chandler of The Animals attended a Jimmy Hendrix concert at CafĂ© Wha? in New York City. Chandler was so impressed that he suggested to Hendrix that he should move to the UK. Jimmy would do that; Chandler would quit The Animals and become Hendrix's […]

July 5, 1968: Creedence Clearwater Revival released their self-titled, debut album on the Fantasy Records label. Critics were not impressed with the album; the Rolling Stone magazine review reported, "The only bright spot in the group is John Fogerty, who plays lead guitar and does the vocals. He's a better-than-average singer…and an interesting guitarist. But […]

July 5, 1969: The Rolling Stones gave a free concert in London's Hyde Park before an audience of 250,000. As a tribute to Brian Jones, who had died two days earlier, Mick Jagger read an extract from Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Adonais" and released 3,500 white butterflies in honor of Brian. The concert was also guitarist […]

July 5, 1972: T. Rex’s seventh LP, “The Slider” peaked at #4 on the UK charts, giving the group their third Top Ten album. It also peaked at #17 on the US charts. Two singles from the album, “Telegram Sam” and “Metal Guru” were both Top 10 hits in the UK as well. Read the […]

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