July 6 – July 12th – This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock Trivia Answer – July 6 – July 12th:

John Lennon and Paul McCartney are introduced to each other. July 6th, 1957

July 6 – July 12th – This Week In Rock

BORN THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

Michael Shrieve – July 6, 1949 (drums, Santana)

Nic Cester –  July 6, 1979 (front man, Jet)

Pinetop Perkins –  July 7th, 1913 (Blues Pianist)

Mary Ford – July 7, 1924 (guitarist/ vocalist)

Joe Zawinul – July 7, 1932 (keyboards, Miles Davis)

Richard “Ringo Starr” Starkey –  July 7th, 1940 (drums, The Beatles)

Happy Birthday Jaimoe!

Jaimoe –  July 8, 1944 (drums, Allman Brothers)

Bon Scott – July 9th, 1946 (lead vocals, AC/DC)

Courtney Love – July 9, 1964 (Singer, Songwriter – Lead vocals with the band Hole)

John “Mitch” Mitchell – July 9th, 1947 (drums, The Jimi Hendrix Experience)

Jack White –  July 9th, 1975 (lead vocals, guitar, The White Stripes)

Ronnie James Dio –  July 10, 1942 (vocals, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath)

Happy Birthday Bela Fleck!

Bela Fleck – July 10, 1958 (Banjo)

Richie Sambora – July 11, 1959 (guitar, Bon Jovi)

Christine McVie – July 12th, 1943 (keyboards, Fleetwood Mac)

Eric Carr – July 12th, 1950 (drums, KISS)

Philip Taylor Kramer – July 12, 1952 (bass, Iron Butterfly)

John Petrucci – July 12th, 1967 (guitar, Dream Theater)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

Louis Armstrong – July 6, 1971 (jazz trumpet and vocals)
Skip Battin – July 6, 2003 (bass, The Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Flying Burrito Brothers)
Syd Barrett –  July 7th, 2006 (vocals, guitar, Pink Floyd)
Erik Cartwright – July 9, 2017 (guitar, Foghat)
Jelly Roll Morton –  July 10, 1941
Tommy Ramone –  July 11th, 2014 (drums, The Ramones)
Chris Wood – July 12th, 1983 (woodwinds, Traffic)

MUSIC RELEASES AND THE TOP OF THE CHARTS

“Live At The Apollo” by James Brown goes to #2 in US – July 6, 1963
Queen’s first single, “Keep Yourself Alive” releases – July 6th, 1973
Paul McCartney releases “Live And Let Die” – July 7, 1973.
The Beatles release “Here Comes the Sun” – July 8, 1969
“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers is #1 – July 8, 1973
Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” hits #1 – July 9th, 1955
The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” hits #1 – July 10th, 1965

Wilson Pickett Releases In The Midnight Hour!

Wilson Pickett, “In The Midnight Hour” releases – July 10th, 1965
Three Dog Night “Liar” releases – July 10, 1969
Super Freak releases by Rick James – July 10, 1981
Stevie Wonder releases his first single without the title ‘Little’ – July 11, 1964
The Rolling Stones, “Honky Tonk Women” releases – July 11th, 1969
David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” releases to coincide with first lunar landing – July 11, 1969
The Who, “Summertime Blues” releases – July 11th, 1970

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

John Lennon and Paul McCartney are introduced to each other. July 6th, 1957

The Jacksons begins their “Victory Tour” in Kansas City, MO. July 6th, 1984

Led Zeppelin plays their final live concert in West Berlin. This just so happened to be the twelfth anniversary of when the Yardbirds broke up. July 7, 1980

Ozzy Osbourne became first artist to be honored on a Hollywood-style Walk of Fame in Birmingham, England. July 7, 2007

Bob Dylan records “Blowin’ In the Wind” in New York City. The stunning song is originally written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and has been looked on as a landmark in songwriting ever since and as an anthem of various movements in the 1960s, including the Civil Rights Movement and the anti-war effort. July 9, 1962

The Beatles record “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” at Abbey Road studios. None of The Beatles particularly like the tune aside from the song’s composer, Paul McCartney, but it fits perfectly on the diverse though consistently excellent side A of one of The Beatles’ greatest albums, Abbey Road. July 9, 1969

Crosby, Stills, and Nash start their reunion tour in Seattle. July 9, 1974

The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” is number 1 and remains for 8 weeks. July 9, 1983

The Grateful Dead play their last show with Jerry Garcia at Soldier Field in Chicago. July 9, 1995

 The Rolling Stones Cancel A Show!

The Rolling Stones cancel a show for the first time ever due to Keith Richard’s hurt finger. July 9, 1990

Carlos Santana proposes to his girlfriend onstage after she finishes a drum solo at a Santana show in Illinois. Cindy Blackman, to whom Santana proposed, is a percussionist who had played with such figures as Lenny Kravitz and Cassandra Wilson. Happily, Blackman accepted the proposal to roaring approval by the crowd. July 9, 2010

Billie Holiday is the first major artist to record ‘Summer Time’. July 10, 1936

The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night film has its Liverpool premiere, with over 200,000 locals turning up to celebrate their hometown boys making good. July 10th, 1964

 Eric Clapton announces that Cream will be breaking up after they finish their current tour. July 10, 1968

The 1969 Woodstock soundtrack becomes first triple-disc album to top of Billboard chart. July 11, 1970

 Sun Records signs a very young man named Elvis Presley to a record contract. He also gives up his day job. Good call. July 12, 1954

The Rolling Stones make their live debut at the Marquee Club in London.  The band at this point features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Jones, with Dick Taylor, later of the Pretty Things, on bass and Mick Avory, later of the Kinks, on drums. The setlist features a host of blues and R&B covers by artists like Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Robert Johnson, and Leroy Carr. Their pay is  20 pounds for their services. July 12th, 1962

Janis Joplin debuted with the Full Tilt Boogie Band. July 12, 1970

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