July

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Happy birthday to Roger McGuinnm born on 13th July 1942, guitar, vocals, The Byrds, (1965 US & UK No.1 single ‘Mr Tambourine Man’). He was the only member of The Byrds to play on the hit, the others being session players. He toured with Bob Dylan in 1975 and 1976 as part of Dylan’s Rolling […]

12th July 1979, American singer songwriter Minnie Riperton died of cancer aged 31. The Stevie Wonder produced ‘Loving You’ gave Minnie a US No.1 single in 1975. She worked at Chess records singing backup for various artists such as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters. She also sang lead for […]

0n July 12, 1979, The Chicago White Sox played a home double-header against the Detroit Tigers. Well it was suppose to be a double-header. Then owner of the White Sox, Bill Veeck, was always doing fun promotions to try to increase attendance at home games. The top Rock and Roll radio station at the time […]

Happy birthday to Wilko Johnson, born on 12th July 1947, English singer, guitarist, who with Dr Feelgood had the 1979 UK No.9 single ‘Milk And Alcohol’ and a founding member of Solid Senders. Wilko stated in early 2013 that he had terminal cancer and was given just 10 months to live, and aptly announced he […]

The Doors released their 3rd LP “Waiting For The Sun” on July 11, 1968. The album included the hit single “Hello, I Love You” which became a #1 song in the US and the album would also top the charts for 4 weeks, The song “Hello, I Love You” reminded a lot of people of […]

Harry Nilsson released his eighth LP “Son of Schmilsson” on July 10, 1972. Nilsson was being pressured to produce a follow-up album similar to his 1971 breakthrough, Nilsson Schmilsson, but instead, he created a more eccentric work. The album was produced by Richard Perry and featured musical contributions from former Beatles Ringo Starr and George […]

On the night of July 9, 1978, there were a couple of cool shows happening in Chicago. The Rolling Stones played in front of almost 80,000 people at Soldier Field and up on the North Side, Muddy Waters was playing at a 700 seat club called The Quiet Knight. Also at the club were Willie […]

The Go – Go’s released their debut LP “Beauty and the Beat” on July 8, 1981. The album was preceded by the single and signature song “We Got the Beat”, which became a massive club hit in Europe and, later, the United States. When the album was eventually released, it steadily climbed the Billboard 200 […]

8th July 1967, The Monkees began a 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as support act. Hendrix was dropped after six shows after being told his act was not suitable for their teenybopper audience. More on Hendrix: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/jimi_hendrix Read it here

There must be something about July 7th…. On July 7, 1968, The Yardbirds broke up which led Jimmy Page to form The New Yardbirds, who would later become better known as Led Zeppelin. 12 years later, on July 7, 1980, Led Zeppelin performed their last concert with their original lineup at the Eissporthalle in West […]


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