July 24 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musicians Born On July 24

1942 Heinz (Heinz Burt – ‘Just Like Eddie’)
1946 Alan Whitehead (Marmalade)
1950 Chris Townson (John’s Children)
1951 Lynval Golding (Specials)
1961 Paul Geary (Extreme)
1958 Mick Karn (Japan)

Deaths On July 24

1972 Bobby Ramirez (Edgar Winters White Trash)

Number 1 In The Music Charts On July 24

1968 Des O’Connor: ‘I Pretend’ UK 45
1971 T. Rex: ‘Get it On’ UK 45
1971 Raiders: ‘Indian Reservation’ US 45
1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee: ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ UK 45
1976 Beach Boys: ’20 Golden Greats’ UK LP
1976 Manhattans: ‘Kiss and Say Goodbye’ US 45
1982 ‘Fame’ soundtrack UK LP
1982 Survivor: ‘Eye of the Tiger’ US 45
1993 UB 40 : (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love : US single
1993 UB40 : Promises and Lies : UK LP
1993 U2 : Zooropa : US LP

Various Music Events On July 24

1957 Coasters record Leiber and Stoller’s ‘Idol with a Golden Head’

1959 Elvis Presley Hits UK chart at No. 5 with ‘Big Hunk o’ Love’

1964 Rolling Stones play Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. Fans storm the stage and the band has to run for cover

1965 Lovin’ Spoonful play gig in Greenwich Village, attended by Bob Dylan and Phil Spector

1967 Jefferson Airplane receive gold disc for ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ LP

1968 Canned Heat debut on UK chart with ‘On the Road Again’

1971 Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ hits UK LP chart

1978 Robert Stigwood’s film of ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, starring Bee Gees and Peter Frampton, opens in New York. It flops

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