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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 […]

On July 26, 1973, a lot of people found out about a shack out on the range. And “they got a lot of nice girls…. a haw haw haw a haw.” 45 years ago today ZZ Top released their 3rd album “Tres Hombres”. This was the record that got them big attention and radio play. […]

Happy 75th birthday to Mick Jagger, born on 26th July 1943, vocals, The Rolling Stones, (1969 UK & US No.1 single ‘Honky Tonk Women’, and over 35 UK & US Top 40 singles and albums). Solo (1985 UK No.1 single with David Bowie ‘Dancing In The Street’). 1985 UK No. 6 solo album ‘She’s The […]

25th July 1965, Dressed in Carnaby Street threads, the ever changing Bob Dylan plugged in for his headlining set backed by the Butterfield Blues Band at The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Folk music ‘purists’ tried to boo him off the stage, while the rest of the audience gave him an enthusiastic response. […]

On July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival, just as he had the two previous years. But this time he was was booed. Dylan went onstage with backing from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. It was the first time he played ‘electric’. It is usually said that the reason for the […]


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