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24th July 2002, A garden centre was sued over claims it killed a collection of the late singer Freddie Mercury’s prized koi fish. Mercury’s former partner, Mary Austin who inherited the Japanese koi collection claimed 84 fish died when the electricity powering a temporary pond was accidentally turned off by a worker from Clifton Nurseries, […]

Another sad Rock and Roll story…. On July 24, 1972, the music world lost Bobby Ramirez who at one time was the drummer in Edgar Winter’s White Trash. At the time, Bobby was playing in the band LaCroix. They were on tour with Uriah Heep and they had just done a show in Chicago.. Ramirez, […]

24th July 1976, Elton John scored his first UK number 1 single with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ a duet with Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym “Ann Orson” and “Carte Blanche” and was Elton’s first UK No.1 after 16 Top 40 hits. John had met Dee […]

51 Years Ago Today: It was the 24th of July, 1967, when Motown Records released the song “Reflections.” After this song was recorded, the group’s name was changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, something the other Supremes were not happy about. This was their first song to be released under that name. This is […]

24th July 1965, The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. The first Bob Dylan song to reach No.1. The Byrds’ recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its […]

Happy birthday to Slash, born on 23rd July 1965, 1965, guitarist with Guns N’ Roses who had the 1988 US No.1 and 1989 UK No.6 single Sweet Child o’ Mine and the 1991 US and UK No.1 album Use Your Illusion II. Their 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction has sold approximately 30 million copies […]

23rd July 1969, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Honky Tonk Women,’ the group’s eighth and last UK No.1. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards while on holiday in Brazil and the Stones initially recorded the track as Country Honk in London in early March […]

22nd July 1973, David Bowie released the single ‘Life On Mars’, which peaked at No.3 on the UK chart. The track which was first released in 1971 on the album Hunky Dory, features guest piano work by Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The line “Look at those cavemen go” is a reference to the song “Alley […]

On July 21, 1972, T.Rex released their 7th studio album “The Slider”. The LP was produced by Tony Visconti and it was the band’s second record released with their new glam rock style opposed to the band’s previous folk oriented music. It is well known the Flo & Eddie ( Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan […]

Guns N’ Roses released their debut LP “Appetite for Destruction” on July 21. 1987. The record debuted at number 182 on the Billboard 200 in the week of August 29, 1987, but it did not top the chart until August 6, 1988, after the band had toured and received radio and music video airplay with […]


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