July 13-19th This Week in Rock – See Now!

July 13-19th This Week in Rock

This Week in Rock – July 13-19th – Trivia Answer:

Columbia Records announces that they are dropping Johnny Cash. – July 15, 1986

July 13-19th This Week in Rock – Birthdays

Roger McGuinn – July 13th, 1942 (lead vocals, lead guitar, The Byrds)

Brent Mason – July 13th, 1959 (studio guitarist)

Jim Gordon –  July 14th, 1945 (drummer, Derek and the Dominos)

Linda Ronstadt – July 15, 1946 (notable multi-genre singer)

Washboard Sam – July 15,1910 (blues singer/washboard player)

Johnny Thunders – July 15, 1952 (guitarist, New York Dolls)

Happy Birthday Joe Satriani!

Joe Satriani – July 15, 1956 (Musician, guitarist, Chickenfoot, Deep Purple)

Jason Bonham –  July 15, 1966 (drummer, Black Country Communion)

Peter Banks – July 15, 1947 (guitar, Yes)

Artimus Pyle – July 15, 1948 (drums, Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Stewart Copeland – July 16, 1952 (drums, police)

Happy Birthday Denise LaSalle!

Denise LaSalle – July 16, 1939 (Blues Singer)

“Peppermint” Harris – July 17, 1925 (jump blues guitarist)

Ron Asheton – July 17, 1948 (guitar, Iggy Pop and the Stooges)

Terence “Geezer” Butler – July 17, 1949 (bass, Black Sabbath)

Screamin Jay Hawkins – July 18, 1929 (Pioneer of shock rock)

Happy Birthday Ian Stewart!

Ian Stewart – July 18, 1938 (keyboards, The Rolling Stones)

Danny McCullock – July 18, 1945 (guitar, The Animals)

Buster Benton – July 19, 1932 (guitar, Willie Dixon)

Bernie Leadon – July 19, 1947 (guitar, The Eagles)

Brian May – July 19, 1947 (guitar, Queen)

Keith Godchaux – July 19, 1947 (keyboards, The Grateful Dead)

Allen Collins – July 19, 1952 (guitar, Lynyrd Skynyrd)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK – July 13-19th:

Paul Young – July 15, 2000 (Mike + The Mechanics)

Harry Chapin – July 16, 1981 (Folk Vocalist)

Johnny Winter – July 16, 2014 (musician, singer, songwriter & producer)

Celia Cruz – July 16, 2003 (Cuban Musician and Singer)

Billie Holiday – July 17, 1959 (Jazz Singer)

John Coltrane – July 17, 1967 (jazz saxophonist and composer)

Chas Chandler – July 17, 1996 (bass, Animals)

Chester Bennington – July 17, 2017 (singer, Linkin Park)


The Beatles, “A Hard Day’s Night” releases: July 13, 1964

“Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf releases in US: July 13, 1968

Elton John’s Honky Chateau hits #1 – July 15th, 1972

The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls hits #1 – July 15th, 1978

The Who, “I’m Free” releases – July 16th, 1966

Starship’s “Modern Time”  is gold

Jefferson Starship’s “Modern Time”  is gold – July 16th, 1981

The Beatles, “All You Need Is Love” releases – July 17th, 1967

“Chicago 16” enters Hot 200 – July 17, 1982

The Beatles, “Help!” releases – July 19th, 1965

Genesis’ “Invisible Touch” hits #1 – July 19, 1986


Black Sabbath plays their first gig in England. July 13, 1968

 The Rolling Stones score their first #1 hit in the UK with their cover of Bobby Womack’s “It’s All Over Now.” The song is somewhat divisive among music fans, particularly when it comes to the guitar. John Lennon is critical of Keith’ Richards guitar solo, and Richards himself even admits it’s not his finest work. Bruce Springsteen, on the other hand, praises the guitar break as one of the best ever, and other music fans have echoed Springsteen’s sentiment. July 14th. 1964

 The Who begins their first large-scale American tour, playing the first of 55 dates with Herman’s Hermits on July 14th, 1967

Johnny Winter plays the Cahors Blues Festival in France. It’s his last performance, as he dies two days later on July 14th, 2014

The Doors and Jefferson airplane play two shows each, an afternoon set and an evening set, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. – July 15, 1967

Sly and the Family Stone, The Kinks, Canned Heat, and the Edgar Winter Group performs at “The Great Western Express Festival” in London – July 15, 1973

Bob Dylan Plays his largest gig!

Bob Dylan plays what is his largest gig ever in England at the Blackbushe Aerodome, with special guest Eric Clapton. Over 200,000 people attend the gig. Bob Dylan plays a 34-song set featuring classics like “Shelter from the Storm,” “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” “I Shall Be Released,” “Masters of War,” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’” on July 15, 1978

Columbia Records announces that they are dropping Johnny Cash. – July 15, 1986

The Beach Boys sign to Capitol Records on July 16, 1962

Eric Clapton forms the band Cream with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker on July 16, 1966

The Beatles work on recordings of two George Harrison penned tunes, “Something” and “Here Comes the Sun.” The two songs are generally considered two of George’s masterpieces, impressing all of The Beatles as well as producer George Martin. Harrison is inspired to write “Here Comes the Sun” while wandering around in Eric Clapton’s garden – July 16, 1969

Pink Floyd Records At BBC

Pink Floyd record a show at the BBC Paris Cinema in London. The show was broadcast on the John Peel show on July 19, 1970. The relatively early Floyd show contains tunes like “Careful With That Axe, Eugene,” and “Atom Heart Mother” July 16, 1970

Jazz legend and occasional blues singer Billie Holidays passes away too young at age 43 from cirrhosis of the liver at a New York City hospital – July 17, 1959

Another jazz icon, saxophonist John Coltrane, passes away from liver cancer on Long Island at age 40. Coltrane was one of the most innovative players of the jazz idiom, playing with other greats like Miles Davis and experimenting with forms including hard bop, modal jazz, and avant-garde jazz. – July 17, 1967

Bob Marley and the Wailers play a historic concert at Lyceum Theater in London July 17, 1975

Great blues player Gary Moore leaves the band Thin Lizzy – July 17, 1979

The Rolling Stones have their first hit on the American charts with their cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away.” – July 18th, 1964

London’s Abbey Road Studios is open to public as a tourist attraction – July 18, 1983

The first ever Lollapalooza music festival is held in North America – July 18, 1991

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