July

4th July 1958, The Everly Brothers held the UK No.1 position with ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream.’ The Duo’s first No.1 single was recorded in just two takes and features Chet Atkins on guitar. The song was written by the husband and wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161782061190167

3rd July Brian Jones drowned while under the influence of drugs and alcohol after taking a midnight swim in his pool, aged 27. His body was found at the bottom of the pool by his Swedish girlfriend Anna Wohlin. The coroner's report stated "Death by misadventure", and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged […]

2nd July 1969, Thunderclap Newman started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Pete Townshend produced track ‘Something In The Air.’ Featured on the soundtrack for the movie, ‘The Magic Christian’. The band featured guitarist Jimmy McCulloch who went on to work with Wings. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161774287025167

2nd July 1979, Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple's iPod and other new digital devices. Did you have a Sony Walkman or […]

July 31, 1966, was the last day of the 6th National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, UK. It was on that Sunday that Cream (then called The Cream) made their official live debut at the Festival. If you look at the 2 previous day, the line up was pretty good including The Who, The […]

31st July 1971, James Taylor went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Carole King song ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, (included in her album Tapestry and James Taylor’s album Mud Slide Slim). The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal male Performance and Song Of The […]

On July 25, 1966, The Rolling Stones started their US tour with a concert at The Hollywood Bowl in LA. The first picture shows the band playing onstage there. If you will notice, there is a sign behind them that says “No Swimming.” It was a rule that was strictly enforced. On Sept. 18, 1968, […]

31st July 1964, Country singer Jim Reeves was killed in a plane crash when the single engine aircraft flying from Arkansas to Nashville crashed in thick fog. 40 year- old Reeves was one of the first country singers to cross-over into the pop market. with his 1960 US No.2 single ‘He’ll Have To Go’, and […]

On July 30, 1968, The Beatles’ Apple Boutique, a psychedelic clothing store located at 94 Baker Street in London, closed for business after seven months. The band and its friends had the pick of the remaining inventory the night before, and 50 years ago today, the Apple Boutique employees were instructed to simply let people […]

30th July 2016, Jack White’s mission to play the first record in space was accomplished. ‘A Glorious Dawn’ by composer John Boswell, mixed with audio of American scientist Carl Sagan describing the universe, was played 28,000 metres above Earth on a “space-proof” turntable. The record played for about 80 minutes until the high-altitude balloon which […]


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