May 7 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Phil!

Musician’s Born On May 7

1930 Mitch Jayne (Dillards)
1931 Teresa Brewer (Let Me Go Lover)
1939 Jimmy Ruffin (What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted)
1939 Johnny Maestro (Crests)
1942 Derek Taylor (Beatles press officer)
1948 Pete Wingfield (Eighteen with a Bullet)
1949 Keith (98.6)
1956 Anne Dudley (Art Of Noise)
1958 Marty Willson-Piper (The Church)
1961 Phil Campbell (Motorhead)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 7

1964 Searchers: Don’t Throw Your Love Away UK 45
1966 Mamas and the Papas: Monday, Monday US 45
1977 Deniece Williams: Free UK 45
1977 Eagles: Hotel California US LP
1994 Tony Di Bart : The Real Thing : UK single
1994 Blur : Parklife : UK LP

Various Music Events On May 7

1956 Johnny Burnette Trio records Tear it Up at Pythian Temple Studio, New York

1960 Producer Joe Meek has his first hit when Flee-Reckers enter chart with Green Jeans

1964 Chuck Berry’s No Particular Place to Go hits UK chart

1966 Del Shannon hits Hot 100 for the sixteenth time with The Big Hurt, his last hit until 1981

1966 James Brown hits UK chart with It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

1977 Jam debut on UK chart with In the City

1978 90,000 tickets for Bob Dylan’s Earls Court concerts sell out in eight hours

1988 Mica Paris debuts on UK chart with My One Temptation

1991 At a Court in Macon, Georgia a local couple lose their case against Ozzy Osbourne. They claimed that their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy’s music.

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