July 20-26-This Week in Rock

July 20-26-This Week in Rock Trivia Answer:

The Allman Brothers play a show at the Boston Garden with The Eagles, as their opening act – July 26, 1974

BORN THIS WEEK IN ROCK 

Carlos Santana – July 20, 1947 (guitar, Santana)

Paul Cook – July 20, 1956 (drums, Sex Pistols)

Chris Cornell –July 20, 1964 (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Temple of The Dog)

Floyd Jones – July 21, 1917 (guitar, electric blues)

Cat Stevens – July 21, 1948 (British singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist)

George Clinton –  July 22, 1941 (band leader, Parliament Funkadelic)

Happy Birthday To Don Henley

Don Henley – July 22, 1947 (drums and vocals, The Eagles)

Al Di Meola – July 22, 1954 (jazz fusion / Latin guitarist)

Blair Thornton – July 23, 1950 (guitar, Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

Slash – July 23, 1965 (guitar, Guns N’ Roses)

Alison Krauss – July 23, 1971 (bluegrass singer)

Jim McCarty – July 25, 1943 (drums, The Yardbirds)

Happy Birthday Jose Chepito Áreas!

Jose “Chepito” Áreas – July 25, 1946 (percussion, Santana)

Verdine White – July 25, 1951 (bass, Earth, Wind, & Fire)

Thurston Moore – July 25, 1958 (guitar, Sonic Youth)

Brian Blade – July 25, 1970 (jazz drummer)

Mick Jagger – July 26, 1943 (vocals, The Rolling Stones)

Roger Taylor – July 26, 1949 (drums, Queen)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK 

Long John Baldry – July 21, 1941 (blues singer & voice actor, Elton John, Rod Stewart)

Art Neville – July 22, 2019 (Keyboardist, singer with the Neville Brothers and the Meters)

Keith Godchaux – July 23, 1980 (keys, The Grateful Dead)

Amy Winehouse – July 23, 2011

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton – July 25, 1984

Tal Farlow – July 25, 1998 (jazz guitarist)

Brent Mydland – July 26, 1990 (keys, The Grateful Dead)

JJ Cale – July 26, 2013

MUSIC RELEASES AND TOP OF THE CHARTS

Bob Dylan, “Like A Rolling Stone” releases – July 20th, 1965

Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction releases – July 21, 1987

John Mayall’s Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton releases – July 22, 1966

Johnny Cash tops the albums chart with his posthumous album American V: A Hundred Highways – July 22, 2006

Byrds release Sweetheart of the Rodeo – July 22, 1968

The Doors’ L.A. Woman is certified gold – July 22, 1971

The Who releases “Join Together” – July 22, 1972

Chuck Berry Releases Maybelline!

Chuck Berry releases his first single “Maybelline” – July 23, 1955

“Strangers in the Night” by Frank Sinatra hits #1 – July 23, 1966

The final album by Police “Synchronicity” goes to #1 – July 23, 1983

Jefferson Airplane’s “Surrealistic Pillow” is certified Gold – July 24, 1967

The Doobie Brothers releases “China Grove,” on July 25, 1973.

The Eagles’ One Of These Nights LP hits #1 – July 26, 1975

The Rolling Stones’ Emotional Rescue hits #1 – July 26, 1980

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

Billboard magazine publishes their first combined record sales chart, ranking the hits of all major labels. Sitting atop the ten entries is Tommy Dorsey’s “I’ll Never Smile Again,” lead vocals by Frank Sinatra – July 20th, 1940

The British paper “Mersey Beat” announces that the Beatles or rather, the Beat Brothers, have sign their first recording contract. Not with Capitol, but instead with famed German producer Bert Kaempfert – July 20th, 1961

Roger Waters performs the album The Wall at the Berlin Wall. Over 200,000 attended – July 21, 1990

On July 22nd, 1963 Vee-Jay records presses The Beatles’ first album.

Vanilla Fudge performes their first major show in New York City at the Village Theater in NYC – July 22nd, 1967

John Lennon and Yoko Ono work on the “Imagine” promotional film for the second day at their Tittenhurst Park Ascot, England home – July 22nd, 1971

Billy Joel and Elton John Play Duets Concerts

Billy Joel and Elton John start their first of five duet concerts at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. On July 22nd, 1994

Backstage at the “Days On The Green” festival in Oakland, CA, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham allegedly sees a member of promoter Bill Graham’s staff slap his son for taking down a dressing room sign. Bonham kicks the employee, and band manager Peter Grant. Immediately, he breaks into the staff member’s trailer and beats him savagely.

At the end of their gig at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Crosby, Stills and Nash invite Neil Young on stage to back them on a couple of songs. On July 25, 1969 Young becomes a member of the band. 

London graffiti artists hired by the Rolling Stones’ management spray paint various local sites as promotion for the groups’ latest single, “It’s Only Rock And Roll” – July 26, 1974

The Allman Brothers play a show at the Boston Garden with The Eagles, as their opening act – July 26, 1974

Led Zeppelin cuts their North American tour short after Robert Plant’s five-year old son dies tragically from a virus. Taking place on July 26, 1977

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