July 11 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Peter Murphy!

Musicians Born On July 11

1931 Tab Hunter (Young Love)
1938 Merri Garthwaite (Joy of Cooking)
1947 Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1950 Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters)
1957 Pete Murphy (Bauhaus)
1959 Susanne Vega (Tom’s Diner)
1959 Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
1966 Mel Appleby (Mel and Kim)

Happy Birthday Richie Sambora!

Number 1 In The Charts On July 11

1960 Hollywood Argyles: ‘Alley Oop’ US 45
1970 Bob Dylan: ‘Self-Portrait’ UK LP
1970 Three Dog Night: ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’ US 45
1970 ‘Woodstock’ soundtrack US LP
1981 Specials: ‘Ghost Town’ UK 45
1981 Cliff Richard: ‘Love Songs’ UK LP
1987 Heart: ‘Alone’ US 45
1998 The Corrs : Talk on Corners : UK LP

Various Music Events On July 11

1959 Joan Baez makes her first recording, a duet with Bob Gibson, at the Newport Folk Festival

1962 First transatlantic TV broadcast made via Telstar Satellite. Raymond Baxter commentates from UK. The event is celebrated with a No. 1 for the Tornadoes some months later.

1964 Supremes begin fantastic chart run as ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ debuts on US Hot 100

1967 Kenny Rogers forms First Edition

1970 Free’s ‘Fire and Water’ hits UK LP chart

1979 Neil Young’s film ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ opens in Los Angeles

1986 Queen headline at Wembley Arena

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