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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 Café 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 […]

July 2, 1982: Elvis Costello and The Attractions released their seventh album, “Imperial Bedroom.” It would peak at #6 on the UK charts and go to #30 on the Billboard Album Chart. Elvis Costello and the Attractions – The Loved Ones from "IMPERIAL BEDROOM" Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158775137818846

July 2, 1956: One day after performing the Big Mama Thornton hit "Hound Dog" on the nationally televised Steve Allen Show, Elvis Presley recorded the song at the RCA studios in New York City. It was done in 31 takes, with Elvis himself producing the record. Elvis also recorded "Don't Be Cruel"; this was Elvis'first […]

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. […]

July 2, 1976: David Bowie gets his fourth Gold Record, this one for his “Young Americans” album. The LP also contained two Top 40 hits; “Fame,” which will go #1 later in the year, and the title track, which peaked at #28 on the US charts and #18 in the UK. Read the full article […]

July 2, 1979: Neil Young and Crazy Horse released “Rust Never Sleeps.” The album was half acoustic/half electric and went on to be one of Young’s most acclaimed and successful albums; it peaked at #8 on the US album chart and at #13 in the UK. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158775153598846


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