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July 17 – Today In Rock Music History

July 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Geezer Butler!

Geezer Butler, Black Sabbath Bass, Geezer Butler Birthday July 17, Ozzy

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)

Geezer Butler, Black Sabbath Bass, Geezer Butler Birthday July 17

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

Geezer Butler, Black Sabbath Bass, Geezer Butler Birthday July 17, Ozzy

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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May 5 – Today In Rock Music History

May 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Bill!

Bill Ward Drummer, Bill Ward Black Sabbath, Bill Ward Birthday May 5

Musician’s Born On May 5

1938 Johnny Taylor (Who’s Making Love)
1948 Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
1959 Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunnymen)
1964 Lorraine McIntosh (Deacon Blue)

Bill Ward Drummer, Bill Ward Black Sabbath, Bill Ward Birthday May 5

Deaths On May 5

1972 Rev Gary Davies (US blues performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 5

1960 Everly Brothers: Cathy’s Clown UK 45
1962 Shirelles: Soldier Boy US 45
1962 West Side Story soundtrack US LP
1966 Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo UK 45
1973 David Bowie: Aladdin Sane UK LP
1973 Elvis Presley: Aloha from Hawaii US LP
1979 Peaches and Herb: Reunited US 45
1984 Duran Duran: The Reflex UK 45
1997 Gary Barlow : Love Won’t Wait : UK single

Bill Ward Drummer, Bill Ward Black Sabbath, Bill Ward Birthday May 5

Various Music Events On May 5

1937 Sonny Boy Williamson records first session, including Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, at the Aurora Studios, Illinois

1956 Elvis Presley LP (Sun) hits top of US chart

1962 West Side Story LP begins a 54-week run at top of US chart

1968 Buffalo Springfield disband after final gig at Long Beach, California

1972 Actor Warren Beatty gathers 30 top rock stars together for a concert to support presidential hopeful George McGovern. Performers include Judy Collins, Paul Simon, Carole King, James Taylor and Chicago

1983 One thousandth edition of Top of the Pops broadcast on BBC TV

1990 Lennon tribute concert takes place at Pier Head, Liverpool, with Dave Edmunds, Hall and Oates, Natalie Cole, Terence Trent d’Arby and Kylie Minogue

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