July 29 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Geddy Lee!

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Musicians Born On July 29

1953 Geddy Lee (Rush)
1959 John Sykes (Whitesnake)
1967 Chris Gorman (Belly)
1973 Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men)

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Deaths On July 29

1974 Mama Cass Elliott (Mamas and the Papas)

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Number 1 In The Charts On July 29

1955 Slim Whitman: ‘Rose Marie’ UK 45
1957 Elvis Presley: ‘Loving You’ US LP
1967 Doors: ‘Light My Fire’ US 45
1972 Gilbert O’Sullivan: ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’ US 45
1978 ‘Grease’ soundtrack US LP
1995 Supergrass : I Should Coco : UK LP
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP

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Various Music Events On July 29

1962 Bob Dylan makes his first radio appearance on WRUR-FM in New York as part of a 21-hour Hootenany Saturday special.

1963 After four years, the Newport Folk Festival reopens with Phil Ochs, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan

1964 Tony Blackburn makes his broadcasting debut on Radio Caroline

1965 Beatles ‘Help’ film premieres at the London Pavilion

1966 Bob Dylan suffers motorcycle crash which keeps him out of the public eye for two years

1972 Arlo Guthrie hits US chart with ‘City of New Orleans’

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1972 Screaming Lord Sutch arrested in London after jumping from a bus in Downing Street with four nude women to publicise forthcoming gigs

1972 Rick Nelson hits US chart with ‘Garden Party’. The song refers to rock-and-roll reunion gig the previous year

1973 Led Zeppelin lose more than $180,000 in cash when a thief makes off with their safe-deposit box containing receipts for two Madison Square Garden concerts

1982 Andy Taylor of Duran Duran marries Tracie Wilson

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