July 22 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday George Clinton!

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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)

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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

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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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