Happy Birthday Geezer Butler!
Musicians Born On July 17
1941 Spencer Davis (Gimme Some Lovin’)
1948 Mick Tucker (Sweet)
1949 Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
1952 Phoebe Snow (Poetry Man)
1971 JC (PM Dawn)
Deaths On July 17
1959 Billie Holliday
1996 Chas Chandler (Jimi Hendrix’s Manager)
Number 1 In The Charts On July 17
1976 Demis Roussos: ‘The Roussos Phenomenon’ (EP) UK 45
1982 Irene Cara: ‘Fame’ UK 45
1993 Take That : Pray : UK single
1993 U2 : Zooropa : UK LP
1993 Barbra Streisand : Back to Broadway : US LP
Various Music Events On July 17
1960 Jackie Wilson enters R&B chart with ‘A Woman, a Lover, a Friend’ on the way to No. 1
1961 Motown release first Supremes single, ‘Buttered Popcorn/Who’s Loving You’
1965 James Brown hits Hot 100 with ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag’
1965 Motown release Miracles’ ‘Tracks of My Tears’
1968 The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ premieres at the Pavilion in London
1971 The Who release ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ in UK
1972 A bomb placed under a ramp at the Montreal Forum blows out cones of 30 speakers stored inside one of Rolling Stones’ equipment trucks. No one knows who did it or why. ‘Why didn’t that cat leave a note?’ says Mick Jagger
1974 Moody Blues open their recording studio in West Hampstead, the first quadraphonic studio in the UK
1979 Gary Moore quits Thin Lizzy
1986 Tower Records open their first major UK store, at Piccadilly, London
1991 A revamped Lynyrd Skynyrd opens their world tour in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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