Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Today in Music History...July 3, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: July 3rd:


2009 Algerian music star Cheb Mami (real name Ahmed Khelifati Mohammed) is sentenced by a French court to five years in prison for abducting his former girlfriend and trying to force her to have an abortion. Mami is best known in America for his collaboration with Sting on the song "Desert Rose."

2008 Colin Cooper (leader of The Climax Blues Band) dies of cancer at age 69.

2007 Boots Randolph, known for the 1968 hit "Yakety Sax," dies of a brain hemorrhage a month after his 80th birthday.

2004 Glenn Danzig gets in a fight backstage after a Danzig show when a member of support band North Side Kings confronts him because they were bumped from the bill and didn't play that night. Danzig pushes the guy but gets punched in the face in retaliation.

2001 Delia Derbyshire, who helped create the electronic sounds on the Doctor Who theme, dies aged 64.

2001 Sum 41 release their debut single, "Fat Lip." The song goes on to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

1996 Cliff Richard leads the Wimbledon Centre Court crowd in singing during a rain delay. His backing singers are former tennis stars Virginia Wade, Martina Navratilova, Hana Mandlíková, Pam Shriver, Liz Smylie, Gigi Fernández and Conchita Martinez.

1995 D'Angelo releases his debut album, Brown Sugar.

1986 Bono's 26-year-old personal assistant Greg Carroll is killed in a motorcycle act while running an errand in Dublin. U2's next album, The Joshua Tree, is dedicated to Carroll, who inspired the song "One Tree Hill."

1976 Shane Lynch (of Boyzone) is born in Donaghmede, North-east Dublin, Ireland.

1976 At a show in Anaheim, California, Brian Wilson appears onstage with The Beach Boys for the first time in 12 years.

1975 Three Dog Night's Chuck Negron is arrested in his hotel room and charged with cocaine possession on the opening night of a tour.

1969 Kevin Hearn (keyboardist for Barenaked Ladies) is born in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.

1965 The Beach Boys Summer Spectacular tour stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. This date includes performances by The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, The Righteous Brothers, and of course, The Beach Boys. Also on the bill: The Kinks, who are having a miserable time in America and at war with their manager Larry Page, who flies back to England the next day.

1960 Vince Clarke (keyboardist for Erasure) is born Vincent John Martin in South Woodford, England. An early member of Depeche Mode, he wrote the group's breakthrough hit, "Just Can't Get Enough."

1958 Country singer Aaron Tippin is born in Pensacola, Florida, but will be raised in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

1957 Stephen Pearcy (former frontman of Ratt) is born in San Diego, California.

1957 Ray Charles' self-titled debut album is released.

1956 Elvis Presley meets Gene Vincent at Grand Central Station in New York City.

1951 Mike Corby (keyboardist/lead guitarist of The Babys, which he founded) is born in Windsor, Berkshire, England.

1947 Actress/singer Betty Buckley, Tony Award-winner for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats, is born in Big Spring, Texas.

1943 Judith Durham (lead singer of The Seekers) is born Judith Mavis Cock in Essendon, Victoria, Australia.

1940 Fontella Bass, known for the 1965 soul hit "Rescue Me," is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1929 David Lynch (of The Platters) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1895 Scott Joplin's "A Picture Of Her Face" is copyrighted.

1854 Czech composer Leoš Janáček is born in Hukvaldy, Moravia.

The Doors Close On Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison of The Doors is found dead in a bathtub at age 27. No autopsy is performed, and while drugs are suspected, the official cause is listed as "heart attack induced by respiratory problems."

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2011 Unable to walk since a botched operation two years earlier, Little Richard is wheeled in with a piano to perform at the "A Capitol Fourth" concert at the National Mall in Washington, DC. It's his first performance since the operation.

1995 Jewel lands her first television gig, appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where she is spotted by actor Sean Penn. The two begin dating shortly after.

1995 The members of R&B group TLC file for bankruptcy despite continued success. The group claims their money was mismanaged by Perri "Pebbles" Reid and her production company Pebbitone Inc. Reid denies the claim and says she was trying to get TLC a better deal with their record label, LaFace Records, but things weren't working out.

1985 Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox as a time-traveling teenager, opens in theaters. When he plays "Johnny B. Goode" in 1955 at the "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance, he gives birth to rock and roll. In the real-life present, a new generation gets a lesson in Chuck Berry from the scene.More

1973 At the Hammersmith Odeon in London, David Bowie appears as Ziggy Stardust for the last time, explaining: "Not only is this the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do." Many take this to mean Bowie was retiring from music altogether, though Bowie just means he is retiring Stardust. This show is later made into a movie directed by D.A. Pennebaker called Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars.

1969 Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is found dead in his swimming pool in England. The death is ruled accidental, although Jones, age 27, had high levels of alcohol and barbiturates in his blood.

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