Happy Birthday George Clinton!
Musicians Born On July 22
1937 Chuck Jackson (Del Vikings)
1941 George Clinton (Parliament / Funkadelic)
1944 Rick Davies (Supertramp)
1946 Estelle Bennett (Ronettes)
1947 Don Henley (Eagles)
1963 Emily Sailers (Indigo Girls)
1967 Pat Badger (Extreme)
1973 Daniel Jones (Savage Garden)
Number 1 In The Charts On July 22
1965 Byrds: ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ UK 45
1989 Sonia: ‘You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You’ UK 45
1995 Various : Pocahontas (OST) : US LP
1996 The Spice Girls : Wannabe : UK single
Various Music Events On July 22
1963 ‘Introducing the Beatles’ is released in US on Vee Jay Records. It stiffs. Capitol subsequently wins exclusive rights
1967 Monkees hit US chart with ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’, on way to No. 3
1969 Led Zeppelin awarded gold record for first LP
1972 The Who hit US chart with ‘Join Together’, their eleventh Top 40 hit
1972 ‘Eagles’ LP hits US Top 40
1977 Stiff Records release ‘My Aim Is True’ LP by Elvis Costello, featuring ‘Allison’
1978 ‘Dire Straits’ takes band on to UK LP chart for the first time
1989 Guns’ ‘Taking on the World’ hits UK LP chart
1997 Elton John and Sting are among the mourners at designer Gianni Versace’s funeral in Milan. Elton and Sting sang an arrangement of Psalm 23.
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