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The Monkees were scheduled to play in Detroit on July 29, 1967. The show had to be cancelled until Aug.13th because of rioting in Detroit. Here is a picture that is pretty self-explanitory. 1967 was the ‘Summer of Love’ in San Francisco. Not so much in other parts of the U.S. We will ask if […]

29th July 1974, Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England. She was staying at Harry Nilsson’s London flat when she died. Her solo hits included ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me,’ which also featured the rest of The […]

28th July 1973, The Watkins Glen outdoor summer jam was held outside of Watkins Glen, New York with The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead and The Band. Over 600,000 rock fans attended. Many historians claimed the event was the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States. 150,000 tickets were sold […]

On July 28, 1978, a movie was released that changed part of the American culture, 40 years ago today, National Lampoon’s Animal House was released to an un-suspecting public. Toga party’s became common place and it seemed everyone was up for a food fight. How many times have you seen it? And, is there one […]

28th July 1945, Born on this day, Richard Wright keyboards, vocals, Pink Floyd (1973 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, spent a record breaking 741 weeks on the US chart. 1979 UK and US No.1 single ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’. Wright died on 15th Sept 2008 aged […]

Can you imagine Alice Cooper saying something bad about disco? On July 27, 1979, an Indian art store in Scottsdale, Arizona owned by Alice was hit by a fire bomb that was thrown through a rear window. Over $200,000 worth of native American artifacts were destroyed, as well as some of his gold records which […]

AC/DC released their fifth LP “Highway to Hell” on July 27, 1979 (it was their 6th LP in Australia). It was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who died early the following year on Tuesday, February 19, 1980. Prior to this LP, the band hadn’t had much success on American radio, so the […]

On July 27, 1977, the Grateful Dead released their 9th studio LP “Terrapin Station.” It was the first album that the Grateful Dead released on Arista Records after releasing other albums on its own Grateful Dead Records. According to Dennis McNally, Jerry Garcia conceived the idea for the song “Terrapin Station Part One” while driving […]

On July 26, 1977, while on tour in New Orleans, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant got a telephone call telling his his son Karac had died from a respiratory infection. The rest of Zeppelin’s tour was canceled. And of course there were those who were sure that because of Jimmy Page’s interest in the occult […]

26th July 1986, Peter Gabriel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sledgehammer’, a No.4 hit in the UK. The song’s music video has won a number of awards, including a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and Best British Video at the 1987 Brit Awards. Gabriel was […]


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