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Top 40 Hits of Early July 1970
- 1 Mungo Jerry In The Summertime
^ 2 Free All Right Now
fall 3 Mr Bloe Groovin' With Mr Bloe
^ 4 Gerry Monroe Sally
^ 5 The Beach Boys Cottonfields
^ 6 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around The Bend
^ 7 The Four Tops It's All In The Game
- 8 Cliff Richard Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha
fall 9 Christie Yellow River
fall 10 Fleetwood Mac The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown)
^ 11 Nicky Thomas Love Of The Common People
^ 12 Status Quo Down The Dustpipe
fall 13 Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin And John
fall 14 Glen Campbell Honey Come Back
^ 15 Shirley Bassey Something
fall 16 Ray Stevens Everything Is Beautiful
- 17 Arrival I Will Survive
new 18 The Kinks Lola
fall 19 The Supremes Up The Ladder To The Roof
^ 20 The Guess Who American Woman / No Sugar Tonight
^ 21 Cat Stevens Lady D'Arbanville
^ 22 Tony Joe White Groupie Girl
fall 23 The Moody Blues Question
fall 24 Elvis Presley Kentucky Rain
fall 25 Herman's Hermits Bet Yer Life I Do
^ 26 Ten Years After Love Like A Man
^ 27 Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
fall 28 The Jackson Five ABC
fall 29 Roger Whittaker I Don't Believe In If Anymore
fall 30 England World Cup Squad Back Home
new 31 Pickettywitch (It's Like A) Sad Old Kinda Movie
^ 32 The Temptations Psychedelic Shack
fall 33 Butterscotch Don't You Know
new 34 Jimmy Ruffin I'll Say Forever My Love
fall 35 Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky
fall 36 Johnny Cash What Is Truth?
fall 37 Tom Jones Daughter Of Darkness
fall 38 Engelbert Humperdinck My Marie
fall 39 Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun
new 40 Hotlegs Neanderthal Man

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Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2018

                     "Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July", says the song by Chicago

                     Bill Withers ("Lean On Me") is 80

                     John Waite of the Babys ("Isn't It Time") is 63

                     Bill Pinkney of the original Drifters ("Money Honey") dies of a heart attack, 2007

                     The late Mitch Miller ("Yellow Rose Of Texas") is born in 1911

                     "Big" Al Downing ("The Story Of My Life") dies of leukemia, 2005

                     Barry White ("Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe") dies of liver failure, 2003

                     Barry White marries Glodean James of Love Unlimited, 1974

                     Paul Revere is married during the intermission of his concert at King's Island Amusement Park in Cincinnati on America's bicentennial, 1976

                     Billy Joel marries his fourth wife, Alexis, 2015

                     Gene Vincent's leg is crushed when his motorcycle is struck by a car in Franklin, Virginia, 1955

                     John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas receives a liver transplant in Los Angeles, 1992

                     The four members of ABBA reunite for the premiere of the "Mama Mia!" movie in Stockholm, 2008

                     The Beatles accidentally snub Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, and her husband pulls their police protection. A mob then attacks the Fab Four, 1966

                     Ringo Starr sits in with the Beach Boys during their Miami concert, 1984

                     The "Tony Orlando & Dawn" TV show debuts on CBS, 1974

                     The Brothers Four begin recording "Greenfields", 1959

Dienstag, 3. Juli 2018

                     The late Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me") is born in 1940

                     Judith Durham of the Seekers ("Georgy Girl") is 75

                     Jim Morrison of the Doors ("Light My Fire") dies of "acute respiratory distress", 1971

                     Brian Jones (who had just quit the Rolling Stones) drowns in his own swimming pool, 1969

                     Boots Randolph ("Yakety Sax") dies after suffering a subdural hematoma, 2007

                     Colin Cooper, lead singer of the Climax Blues Band ("Couldn't Get It Right") dies of cancer, 2008

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

                     "Ritchie Valens Day" is declared in Los Angeles fifty years after the singer's death, 2009

                     Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" reaches #1 on the Billboard charts and the rock era begins in earnest, 1955

                     Brian Wilson appears onstage with the Beach Boys for the first time in twelve years, in Anaheim, California, 1976

                     A rain delay at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in England turns into a Cliff Richard concert as he leads the crowd in an impromptu sing-a-long, 1996

                     Casey Kasem counts down his first "American Top 40" (KDEO in El Cajon, California airs the program a day before the other six affiliates), 1970

                     Ray Charles' first album (self-titled) is released, 1957



Montag, 31. Juli 2018

  • Gary Lewis ("This Diamond Ring") is 72
  • Lobo (real name Kent Lavoie- "I'd Love You To Want Me") is 74
  • The late Bob Welch ("Sentimental Lady" and one-time member of Fleetwood Mac) is born in 1945
  • Daniel Boone ("Beautiful Sunday") is 75
  • Barry DeVorzon ("Nadia's Theme" with Perry Botkin, Jr. and "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" with Barry & the Tamerlanes) is 83
  • The late Ahmet Ertegun (founder of Atlantic Records) is born in 1923
  • Jim Reeves ("He'll Have To Go") dies in a plane crash near Nashville in 1964
  • Mitch Miller ("Yellow Rose Of Texas") dies, 2010
  • Donny Osmond's wife gives birth to Donny, Jr. in 1979
  • Johnny Mathis undergoes his third hip replacement surgery, 2012
  • Peter Frampton suffers whiplash when his car is struck by a texting driver on California's Highway 101, 2012
  • "Mac Davis Day" is held in Lubbock, Texas as a street is named in his honor there, 2004
  • The String-A-Longs are honored with a plaque on the Walk of Fame of their home town of Plainview, Texas, 2010
  • Girls at Jones Commercial High School in Chicago stage a walkout and picket the school for banning imitation Elvis Presley G.I. dog tags, 1958
  • Elvis Presley makes his first concert appearance in eight years, at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, 1969
  • The first Cream concert is held, in Windsor, England, 1966
  • The Starland Vocal Band summer replacement TV show debuts on CBS in 1977
  • The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" film debuts in London, 1971
  • Neil Sedaka records "Oh Carol", 1959
  • Tamla Records releases Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground", 1973

Sonntag, 30. Juli 2018

  • Paul Anka ("Lonely Boy") is 76
  • Edd "Kookie" Byrnes ("Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb") is 84
  • Christine McGuire of the McGuire Sisters ("Sincerely") is 87
  • Lynn Anderson ("Rose Garden") dies after suffering a heart attack, 2015
  • Sam Phillips (the legendary Sun Records owner) dies in 2003
  • Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers suffers a minor stroke in London, 2004
  • Elvis Presley makes his first full stage appearance, opening for a Slim Whitman concert in Memphis, 1954
  • Elvis Presley's "Loving You" movie opens nationwide, 1957
  • The Ventures record "Hawaii Five-O", 1968

Freitag, 28. Juli 2018

  • Jonathan Edwards ("Sunshine") is 71
  • Beach Boy Dennis Wilson marries band mate (and cousin) Mike Love's illegitimate teenaged daughter, Shawn, 1983
  • A young Carly Simon meets Bob Dylan, who actually writes some lyrics for her, 1966
  • Linda Ronstadt is presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama, 2014
  • The Allman Brothers and the Band appear before 600,000 people at the "Summer Jam" festival in Watkins Glen, New York, 1973
  • The Beatles sue Nike over the use of their song "Revolution" in a TV commercial for the athletic company, 1987
  • Jerry Lee Lewis makes his national TV debut on NBC's "Steve Allen Show", 1957
  • Gene Vincent's TV debut is on the "Perry Como Show" on NBC (with guest-host Julius LaRosa) in 1956
  • "Kingsmen Day" is declared in their home town of Portland, Oregon in 1985
  • Mick Jagger's "Ned Kelly" movie premieres in Glenrowan, Australia, near where the film's title character lived, 1970

Donnerstag, 27. Juli 2018

  • Bobbie Gentry ("Ode To Billie Joe") is 73
  • Maureen McGovern ("The Morning After") is 68
  • The late Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows ("Ten Commandments Of Love") is born in 1929
  • The late Nick Reynolds of the Kingston Trio ("Tom Dooley") is born in 1933
  • Bob Weaver of Travis & Bob ("Tell Him No") is 78
  • The late Bob Thiele (produced Buddy Holly's "Rave On" and produced and later married Teresa Brewer) is born in 1922
  • Bobby Day ("Rockin' Robin") dies of cancer and a stomach hemorrhage in 1990
  • Tony Martin ("There's No Tomorrow") dies, 2012
  • Eric Burdon undergoes back surgery to relieve pain, 2012
  • Bee Gee Robin Gibb is hospitalized for nervous exhaustion on the eve of their first full American tour, 1968
  • Tom Jones loses a paternity suit filed by a Manhattan model, 1989
  • Jon Abnor of Jon & Robin shoots his girlfriend to death in his Dallas apartment (he is later sentenced to life in prison), 1980
  • The Liverpool City Council votes to name a street there after original Beatles drummer Pete Best, 2011
  • "Chaka Khan Day" is declared in her native Chicago and a street is named after her, 2013
  • Elvis Presley meets Eric Clapton and Pattie "Layla" Boyd at a private movie viewing of his at a Memphis theatre, 1974
  • Sly & the Family Stone fail to appear for a free concert in Chicago's Grant Park and a riot ensues, 1970
  • Bob Seger serves as the foreman of a jury in a Michigan criminal trial (and finds the defendant guilty), 1994
  • "The Bobby Darin Amusement Company" summer TV series premieres on NBC, 1972
  • The Tokens record "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", 1961

Mittwoch, 26. Juli 2017

  • Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction") is 74
  • The late Bobby Hebb ("Sunny") is born in 1941
  • Brenton Wood ("Gimme Little Sign") is 76
  • The late Dobie Gray ("Drift Away") is born in 1942
  • Darlene Love ("Wait Til' My Bobby Gets Home") is 76
  • The late Andrea True ("More, More More") is born in 1943
  • Mary Wells ("My Guy") dies of larynx cancer in 1992
  • Al Goodman of the Moments ("Love On A Two-Way Street") and Ray, Goodman & Brown ("Special Lady") dies from a heart attack, 2010
  • J.J. Cale ("Crazy Mama") dies after suffering a heart attack, 2013
  • Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. of the 5th Dimension get married in 1969
  • Paul Anka marries his second wife, Anna Aberg on the island of Sardinia (the marriage lasts two years), 2008
  • Stevie Wonder files for divorce from his wife of eleven years, 2012
  • The Jackson 5 sign with Motown Records, 1968
  • Tom Jones is inducted into the Gaming (as in "casinos") Hall of Fame, 2003
  • The last Three Dog Night concert is held (until their 1981 reunion), in Los Angeles, 1976
  • The movie "Playgirl Killer", featuring a performance by Neil Sedaka, is released in Canada (it opens a month later in the U.S.), 1968
  • The Monkees record "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", 1966
  • Jeannie C. Riley cuts "Harper Valley P.T.A.", 1968
  • Hank Ballard records "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go", 1960
  • Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang" is released, 1960

Dienstag, 25. Juli 2017

  • Simon) of the Cyrkle's "Red Rubber Ball", is 75
  • The late Steve Goodman (wrote "City Of New Orleans") is born in 1948
  • The late Walter Brennan ("Old Rivers") is born in 1894
  • Charlie Rich ("The Most Beautiful Girl") dies from a blood clot in his lung, 1995
  • Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (the original "Hound Dog") dies of heart and liver problems in 1984
  • Songwriter Mike Stoller (co-writer of "Hound Dog") survives the sinking of the ship Andrea Doria in the Atlantic Ocean (51 others are not as fortunate), 1956
  • Bob Dylan debuts his electric guitar at the Newport (Rhode Island) Folk Festival and is roundly booed, 1965
  • John Fogerty performs "Centerfield" at the induction ceremonies for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, 2010
  • Louis Prima is posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2010
  • Smokey Robinson loses a false arrest lawsuit filed against the city of San Francisco, 1975
  • Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones goes backstage with his daughter to meet 'N Sync, 2000
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash add Neil Young to the group at a concert at the Fillmore East in New York, 1969
  • Elvis Presley begins filming the movie "Flaming Star", 1960
  • The Monkees record "Last Train To Clarksville", 1966
  • The Beatles begin recording "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (with Eric Clapton on guitar), 1966
  • Connie Francis records "My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own", 1960

Montag, 24. Juli 2017

  • Dan Peek of America ("A Horse With No Name") dies, 2011
  • Nervous Norvus ("Transfusion"- his real name was Jimmy Drake) dies of liver failure, 1968
  • Etta James is hospitalized in Los Angeles with surgery complications, 2007
  • A section of Washington Boulevard in Detroit is renamed "Aretha Franklin's Freeway of Love" in her honor, 1985
  • The film version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees) debuts in New York, 1978
  • The Ritchie Valens biographical movie "La Bamba" opens nationwide, 1987

Sonntag, 23. Juli 2017

  • David Essex ("Rock On") is 70
  • Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie") is 74
  • The late Cleveland "Cleve" Duncan, lead singer of the Penguins ("Earth Angel") is born, 1935
  • The late Bert Convy (sang "Black Denim Trousers" with the Cheers before becoming a game show host) is born in 1934
  • Connie Francis is hospitalized in Long Island, New York with "dangerously high blood pressure" after suffering a fall, 2008
  • Paul McCartney becomes engaged to Heather Mills, 2001
  • "James Brown Day" is held in Los Angeles, 1969
  • Badfinger sign with Apple Records as the Iveys, 1968
  • The Sun Records studio in Memphis is designated a national historic landmark, 2003
  • Chess Records releases the first Chuck Berry single, "Maybelline", 1955
  • Neil Young's first recording session is held, in Winnipeg, 1963

Samstag, 22. Juli 2017

  • Don Henley of the Eagles ("Hotel California") is 70
  • Bobby Sherman ("Little Woman") is 74
  • Chuck Jackson ("Any Day Now") is 80
  • The late Thomas Wayne ("Tragedy") is born in 1941
  • The late Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes ("Be My Baby") is born in 1944
  • The late Margaret Whiting ("The Wheel Of Hurt") is born, 1924
  • Eugene Record, lead singer of the Chi-Lites ("Oh Girl") dies of cancer in 2005
  • Larry Finnegan ("Dear One") dies of a brain tumor in 1973
  • Tony Orlando checks into the psychiatric ward of a Massachusetts hospital, 1977
  • Aretha Franklin is fined $50 for disturbing the peace after a Detroit parking lot altercation, 1969
  • Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello's "Bikini Beach" movie opens, 1964
  • "If You Really Love Me" by Stevie Wonder is released, 1971

Freitag, 21. Juli 2017

  • Cat Stevens ("Morning Has Broken"- now known as Yusuf Islam) is 69
  • The late Rosie Hamlin of Rosie & the Originals ("Angel Baby") is born in 1947
  • The late Kay Starr ("Rock And Roll Waltz") is born in 1922
  • The late producer Kim Fowley (he gave us "Alley-Oop", "Nutrocker" and the Runaways) is born in 1942
  • Plas Johnson (the studio sax player on such hits as "The Great Pretender", "Purple People Eater" and Bobby Helms' "My Special Angel") is 86
  • Herb Kalin of the Kalin Twins ("When") dies of a heart attack, 2006
  • Tina Turner's civil marriage (which occurred the month before) is blessed in a Buddhist spiritual ceremony at her home near Bern, Switzerland, 2013
  • Darlene Love suffers a heart attack before performing in Asbury Park, New Jersey and is hospitalized the next day, 2012
  • Mary Wilson of the Supremes is given a "day" in her honor in her hometown of Detroit, 1973
  • Nancy Sinatra is given the Excellence in Arts award from the Vietnam Veterans of America in Springfield, Illinois, 2007
  • Linda Ronstadt joins the Rolling Stones onstage at their Tucson, Arizona concert, singing "Tumblin' Dice" with them, 1977
  • Diana Ross' free concert in New York's Central Park is stopped by heavy rain and rescheduled for the next day, 1983
  • Brian Hyland guests on CBS-TV's "To Tell The Truth", 1960
  • The Beatles begin recording "Come Together", 1969

Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2017

  • Carlos Santana ("Black Magic Woman") is 70
  • The late Dennis Yost of the Classics IV ("Traces") is born, 1943
  • The late Buddy Knox ("Party Doll") is born in 1933
  • John Lodge of the Moody Blues ("Nights In White Satin") is 72
  • Roy Hamilton ("Unchained Melody") suffers a stroke and dies in 1969
  • Jane Asher calls off her engagement to Paul McCartney live on BBC television, 1968
  • Frank Sinatra immortalizes his handprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, 1965
  • Engelbert Humperdinck is honored on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars as the city designates it "Hump Day", 2011
  • The Beatles sign a German recording contract with producer Bert Kaempfert, as the Beat Brothers, 1961
  • Richard and Karen Carpenter guest on ABC-TV's "Dating Game", 1970
  • The Carpenters' summer TV series, "Make Your Own Kind Of Music", debuts on NBC with guests Herb Alpert and Mark Lindsay, 1971

Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017

  • Sue Thompson ("Norman") is 92
  • The late George Hamilton IV ("A Rose And A Baby Ruth") is born in 1937
  • Phil Upchurch ("You Can't Sit Down") is 76
  • Vikki Carr ("It Must Be Him") is 79
  • Commander Cody (George Frayne- "Hot Rod Lincoln") is 73
  • Judy Clay ("Country Girl-City Man" with Billy Vera) dies in 2001
  • Tom Jameson of the Jamies ("Summertime, Summertime") dies of cancer, 2009
  • Frank Sinatra marries actress Mia Farrow in Las Vegas, 1966
  • Manager George Treadwell fires the Drifters, replacing them with the Five Crowns, 1958
  • "Roy Orbison Day" is celebrated in Odessa, Texas, 1981
  • "Solomon Burke Day" is declared in his hometown of Philadelphia, 2002
  • "Charlie Ryan Day" is celebrated by the town of Spokane, Washington, 2003
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina names a bridge after their native son, the late George Hamilton IV, 2016
  • Canada Post releases commemorative postage stamps of the Guess Who and Rush, 2013
  • Sun Records releases the first Elvis Presley single, "That's All Right (Mama)", 1954
  • The Billy Joel stage musical, "Movin' Out" premieres in Chicago (as a pre-Broadway tryout), 2002
  • Johnny Rivers begins recording "Poor Side Of Town", 1966
  • The Monkees record their TV theme song, 1966

Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017

  • Dion DiMucci ("Runaround Sue") is 78
  • Martha Reeves ("Dancing In The Street") is 76
  • The late Lonnie Mack ("Memphis") is born in 1941
  • The late "Screamin'" Jay Hawkins ("I Put A Spell On You") is born in 1929
  • Bobby Fuller ("I Fought The Law") is found dead in his car in Hollywood (the death is ruled a suicide but the evidence points to foul play), 1966
  • The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are among five people arrested by Warwick, Rhode Island police on charges of assaulting a photographer and obstructing police (the charges are eventually dropped), 1972
  • Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) wins a libel lawsuit brought against a British news agency for false statements concerning his Muslim beliefs, 2008
  • Elvis Presley records a song ("My Happiness") supposedly for his mother's birthday (which actually was in April) at Sun Records in Memphis (he is noticed by the secretary there and it eventually leads to a contract), 1953

Montag, 17. Juli 2017

  • Spencer Davis ("Gimme Some Lovin'") is 75
  • The late Phoebe Snow ("Poetry Man") is born in 1952
  • Gale Garnett ("We'll Sing In The Sunshine") is 75
  • The late Nicolette Larson ("Lotta Love") is born in 1952
  • The late Vince Guaraldi ("Cast Your Fate To The Wind" and the music from all those "Peanuts" TV cartoons) is born in 1932
  • Chas Chandler of the Animals ("House Of The Rising Sun" and producer of two Jimi Hendrix albums) dies of a heart attack in 1996
  • Danny Cedrone, the session guitarist who played the solo on "Rock Around The Clock", dies after a fall in a Philadelphia restaurant without ever enjoying the song's success, 1954
  • No one is hurt as a bomb explodes under a Rolling Stones concert equipment truck in Montreal, 1972
  • Roger Daltrey of the Who receives an honorary degree from London's Middlesex University, 2012
  • Annette Funicello and the Mouseketeers first appear on TV (an ABC special celebrating the opening of Disneyland), 1955
  • "Ruby And The Rockits," starring David Cassidy and produced by Shaun Cassidy, premieres on the ABC Family network (it lasts ten episodes over two months before being cancelled), 2009
  • The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" film premieres in London, 1968
  • Petula Clark makes her TV debut (on England's "Cabaret" show) at the age of 13, 1946

Sonntag, 16. Juli 2017

  • The late Desmond Dekker ("Israelites") is born in 1942
  • Denise LaSalle ("Trapped By A Thing Called Love") is 78
  • Mindy Carson ("Wake The Town And Tell The People") is 90
  • Gordon Waller of Peter and Gordon ("A World Without Love") dies of a heart attack, 2009
  • Harry Chapin ("Cat's In The Cradle") is killed in an auto accident on New York's Long Island Expressway, 1981
  • Gary Paxton (sang "Alley Oop" as the Hollywood Argyles and was Flip in Skip & Flip) dies, 2016
  • John Panozzo of Styx ("Babe") dies of bleeding ulcers and cirrhosis of the liver, 1996
  • Jo Stafford ("You Belong To Me") dies of congestive heart failure, 2008
  • Bonnie Brown of the Browns ("The Three Bells") dies of complications of lung cancer, 2016
  • Cream is formed in 1966
  • Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina split up (until the inevitable reunion 29 years later), 1976
  • NASCAR renames their Nashville 420 race the "Marty Robbins 420" in honor of the late singer and racer, 1983
  • Michael Jackson performs at a birthday party for the Sultan of Brunei and receives an estimated 15-20 million dollars, 1996
  • The Supremes guest-host NBC-TV's "Tonight Show", 1969
  • The Coasters record "Poison Ivy", 1959
  • The Beach Boys record "In My Room", 1963

Samstag, 15. Juli 2017

  • Linda Ronstadt ("You're No Good") is 71
  • Alicia Bridges ("I Love The Night Life") is 64
  • H.B. Barnum ("Lost Love" and producer of the O'Jays and the 5th Dimension) is 81
  • Bill Justis ("Raunchy") dies in 1982
  • Bert Convy (sang "Black Denim Trousers" with the Cheers before becoming a game show host) dies of brain cancer in 1991
  • John Lennon's mother, Julia is struck by a car and killed, 1958
  • Olivia Newton-John undergoes a mastectomy and begins seven months of chemotherapy for breast cancer, 1992
  • Gladys Knight wins "Ted Mack's Amateur Hour" (and its whopping $2,000 prize) in 1952
  • Judy Collins appears in "Peer Gynt" at New York City's Shakespeare Festival, 1969
  • Linda Ronstadt opens in "The Pirates of Penzance" in New York's Central Park (it runs 45 performances, then moves to Broadway), 1980
  • Filming begins on the movie "Viva Las Vegas" with Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret, 1963

Freitag, 14. Juli 2017

  • Dave Somerville of the Diamonds ("Little Darlin'") dies of prostate cancer, 2015
  • Joe Harnell ("Fly Me To The Moon Bossa Nova") dies of heart failure, 2005
  • The Everly Brothers split up during an onstage fight at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, 1973
  • Olivia Newton-John discloses she has breast cancer, 1992
  • Aretha Franklin sings the U.S. national anthem at the Democratic national convention, 1992
  • Shirley Jones appears on an episode of HBO-TV's "The Cleaner", 2009

Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017

  • Roger McGuinn of the Byrds ("Turn! Turn! Turn!") is 75
  • Diane Renay ("Navy Blue") is 72
  • Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong ("Earache My Eye") is 71
  • Jay "Bird" Uzzell, lead singer of the Corsairs ("Smoky Places") is 75
  • Eileen Rodgers ("Miracle Of Love") dies of lung cancer in 2003
  • Les Crane ("Desiderata") dies, 2008
  • Buddy Holly nearly drowns trying to swim across a lake in Rhinelander, Wisconsin while on tour there, 1958
  • The final crew of the space shuttle Atlantis is awakened while in orbit by Elton John's voice and his recording of "Rocket Man", 2011
  • The Live Aid concerts are held in Philadelphia and London, 1985
  • Production begins on Fabian's "Hound Dog Man" movie (also featuring Dodie Stevens), 1959
  • The Supremes record "Come See About Me", 1964

Mittwoch, 12. Juli 2017

  • Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac ("Go Your Own Way") is 74
  • The late Barbara (Mama) Cowsill of the Cowsills ("Hair") is born in 1928
  • Walter Egan ("Magnet And Steel") is 69
  • Bill Cosby ("Little Ole Man") is 80
  • Minnie Riperton ("Lovin' You") dies of breast cancer in 1979
  • Earl Nelson ("Harlem Shuffle" with Bob & Earl, "Buzz-Buzz-Buzz" with the Hollywood Flames and "The Duck" as Jackie Lee) dies after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, 2008
  • Micky Dolenz of the Monkees marries British TV hostess Samantha Juste (it lasts just six years), 1968
  • New Orleans names its suburban airport after Louis Armstrong, 2001
  • "Pat Boone Day" is declared in the state of California, 2010
  • Rod Stewart receives the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, 2007
  • Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers receives an honorary fellowship from John Moores University in Liverpool, 2010
  • Beatles producer George Martin is honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as the most successful producer of all time, 2008
  • The first Rolling Stones concert is held at the Marquee Club in London (Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts aren't even members yet), 1962
  • An anti-disco demonstration at Comiskey Park in Chicago causes the White Sox to forfeit a baseball game as the field becomes unplayable, 1979
  • Frankie Lymon, the Everly Brothers and Connie Francis star on Alan Freed's first official "Big Beat" TV show on ABC (it had two previous "test runs"), 1957
  • "The Temptations!" syndicated TV special airs, 1969
  • The Hues Corporation record "Rock The Boat", 1973
  • The Bee Gees record "I've Gotta Get A Message To You", 1968
  • Floyd Cramer cuts "Last Date", 1960
  • Marty Robbins puts "Don't Worry" to vinyl, 1960
  • The Beach Boys record "Sloop John B", 1965

Dienstag, 11. Juli 2017

  • The late Thurston Harris ("Little Bitty Pretty One") is born in 1930
  • Peter Brown ("Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me") is 64
  • Tab Hunter ("Young Love") is 86
  • Myra Brown (Jerry Lee Lewis' second cousin and child bride) is 72
  • Rob Grill, lead singer of the Grass Roots ("Midnight Confessions") dies after a fall from the resulting brain injury, 2011
  • Rod Lauren ("If I Had A Girl") jumps to his death from a Tracy, California hotel room, 2007
  • Frank Sinatra marries his fourth wife, Barbara Marx, 1976
  • Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager divorce, 1991
  • Dennis Yost suffers brain trauma in a fall down two flights of stairs at his home outside Cincinnati, 2006
  • Carl Giammarese of the Buckighams throws out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field (as the team salutes the sixties), 2014
  • The Telstar communications satellite is launched, 1962
  • The first stage performance of "Jesus Christ, Superstar" is in Pittsburgh, 1971
  • The "Mac Davis Show" summer TV series premieres, 1974

Montag, 10. Juli 2017

  • Arlo Guthrie ("The City Of New Orleans") is 70
  • Ian Whitcomb ("You Turn Me On") is 76
  • The late "Jumpin'" Gene Simmons ("Haunted House") is born in 1937
  • Sandy Stewart ("My Coloring Book") is 80
  • Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman after less than ten days of marriage (but changes her mind three weeks later- see next item), 1975
  • Cher gives birth to Elijah Blue Allman (the father is Gregg Allman), 1977
  • Jerry Lee Lewis undergoes two emergency stomach operations in a Memphis hospital, 1981
  • The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia goes into a diabetic coma (but recovers), 1986
  • A 16 year-old girl is stabbed to death at a Yes concert in Jersey City, New Jersey, 1976
  • Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant receives a Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal from England's Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, 2009
  • The Monkees receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (all four attend the ceremony), 1989
  • Herb Alpert is awarded the National Medal of the Arts in a ceremony at the White House, 2013
  • Bonnie Tyler is given an honorary degree from Swansea University in her native Wales, 2013
  • Kenny Rogers leaves the New Christy Minstrels (the next day he helps form the First Edition), 1967
  • Diana Ross' "reunion" tour with two Supremes she never recorded with is cancelled for poor ticket sales, 2000
  • Gladys Knight's NBC-TV summer variety series begins in 1974

Sonntag, 9. Juli 2017

  • Ed Ames ("My Cup Runneth Over") is 90
  • The late Lee Hazlewood (produced Duane Eddy and Nancy Sinatra, among others) is born in 1929
  • Mick Jagger's marriage to Jerry Hall is annulled, 1999
  • Elton John has a heart pacemaker implanted, in a London hospital, 1999
  • Bobby Rydell undergoes a liver and kidney transplant in a Philadelphia hospital, 2012
  • Jinx Dawson, lead singer of Coven, suffers a massive heart attack, but recovers, 2008
  • The Rolling Stones miss a scheduled show for the first time ever when Keith Richards' index finger becomes inflamed, in Glasgow, Scotland, 1990
  • Rod Allen of the Fortunes is hospitalized after being dragged off the stage by the audience at a Lincoln, Nebraska concert, 1966
  • David Ruffin leaves the Temptations, 1968
  • Donny Osmond suffers a torn muscle in his gluteus maximus, after jumping on a piano while in concert in Las Vegas, requiring surgery, 2013
  • The Grateful Dead's last concert is in Chicago's Soldier Field, 1995
  • Dick Clark becomes the host of the local Philadelphia "Bandstand" TV show, 1956
  • Elvis Presley's "Loving You" film premieres in Memphis (Elvis does not attend since he got a special showing the night before), 1957
  • The Drifters record "Dance With Me", 1959
  • Bobby Helms records "My Special Angel", 1957
  • Chubby Checker's "The Twist" is released (the first time), 1960

Samstag, 8. Juli 2017

  • Steve Lawrence ("Go Away Little Girl") is 82
  • The late Bill Deal (What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am") is born in 1944
  • The late Jerry Vale ("You Don't Know Me") is born in 1931
  • The late Bob Beckham ("Just As Much As Ever") is born, 1927
  • Ernie Maresca ("Shout! Shout! Knock Youself Out") dies, 2015
  • Marianne Faithfull is found in a coma after a suicide attempt in Australia (she recovers), 1969
  • Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night is admitted to the psychiatric ward of a Los Angeles hospital because of drug-induced problems, 1985
  • Stevie Wonder announces his intention to run for mayor of Detroit (he never does), 1988
  • Toni Tennille of the Captain & Tennille sings the U.S. national anthem before Major League Baseball's All-Star game in Los Angeles, 1980
  • The Everly Brothers star in a summer TV series, 1970
  • The Dave Clark Five movie, "Having A Wild Weekend" (called "Catch Us If You Can" in the U.S.) debuts in London, 1965
  • Freddie & the Dreamers record "I'm Telling You Now", 1963
  • The Everly Brothers record "Lucille", 1960

Freitag, 7. Juli 2017

  • Ringo Starr ("It Don't Come Easy") is 77
  • The late Mary Ford ("How High The Moon" with then-husband Les Paul) is born in 1924
  • The late Tommy Dee ("Three Stars") is born in 1937
  • ABBA members Bjorn and Agnetha wed (it lasts eight years), 1971
  • The Yardbirds disband and Jimmy Page begins forming what will become Led Zeppelin, 1968
  • Twelve people are hospitalized in a riot after a Fats Domino concert in San Jose, California, 1956
  • June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters leaves a Los Angeles drug rehabilitation center after working to cure a 30-year addiction, 2000
  • Johnny Cash joins the U.S. Air Force, 1950
  • Frankie Valli and Les Paul are inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, 2010
  • Alice Cooper is inducted into the White Castle (hamburgers) Cravers Hall of Fame, 2014
  • Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass are refused entry into the U.S.S.R. to perform at the Moscow Film Festival, 1967
  • The Captain and Tennille perform for U.S. President Gerald Ford and England's Queen Elizabeth II at a White House state dinner, 1976
  • Johnny Cash appears for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, 1956
  • The last Led Zeppelin concert is held, in West Berlin, Germany, 1980
  • Jimi Hendrix opens for the Monkees in concert (the audience, understandably, doesn't appreciate his music and he quits five days later), 1967
  • Peter, Paul & Mary are the mystery guests on CBS-TV's "What's My Line", 1963
  • Elvis Presley's "Tickle Me" movie opens nationwide in 1965
  • The James Taylor/Dennis Wilson film, "Two Lane Blacktop", opens, 1971
  • The Everly Brothers record "Till I Kissed You", 1959

Donnerstag, 6. Juli 2017

  • The late Bill Haley ("Rock Around The Clock") is born in 1925
  • Gene Chandler ("Duke Of Earl") is 80
  • Jan Bradley ("Mama Didn't Lie") is 73
  • Della Reese ("Don't You Know") is 86
  • Louis Armstrong ("Hello Dolly") dies of a heart attack in 1971
  • Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows ("The Ten Commandments Of Love") dies after a heart attack, 2010
  • Van McCoy ("The Hustle") dies in a New Jersey hospital a week after suffering a heart attack, 1979
  • Clyde "Skip" Battin of Skip & Flip ("It Was I") dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease, 2003
  • Paul McCartney first meets John Lennon at a Liverpool church festival concert by John's group, the Quarrymen, 1957
  • Jefferson Airplane is formed in 1965
  • Mike D'abo replaces Paul Jones as lead singer of Manfred Mann, 1966
  • Dewey Phillips at WHBQ in Memphis becomes the first DJ to play an Elvis Presley record ("That's Alright Mama"), 1954
  • Connie Francis becomes the first American ever to sing in the International Popular Song Festival in Sopot, Poland, 1962
  • The Beatles' first movie, "A Hard Day's Night" debuts in London, 1964
  • Elvis Presley's "Paradise Hawaiian Style" movie opens nationwide in 1966
  • "Tina Turner Day" is celebrated in Los Angeles, 1984
  • Jackie Wilson records "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher", 1965

Mittwoch, 5. Juli 2017

  • Robbie Robertson of the Band ("Up On Cripple Creek") is 73
  • Terry Cashman of Cashman & West ("American City Suite") and the Buchanan Brothers ("Medicine Man") is 76
  • The late Smiley Lewis (the original "I Hear You Knockin'") is born in 1913
  • The late producer Thomas "Snuff" Garrett (Bobby Vee, Gary Lewis, Cher and so many other artists) is born in 1938
  • Ernie K-Doe ("Mother-In-Law") dies of liver failure, 2001
  • Shirley Goodman of Shirley & Lee ("Let The Good Times Roll") and Shirley & Company ("Shame, Shame, Shame") dies after suffering a stroke, 2005
  • Mrs. (Elva) Miller ("Downtown") dies in 1997
  • Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers has an operation in a Los Angeles hospital to remove nodes on his vocal cords, 1966
  • Rolling Stone Keith Richards is arrested in Fordyce, Arkansas and charged with reckless driving and possession of a concealed knife (he pays a fine but is pardoned by the governor 31 years later), 1975
  • U.S. President Lyndon Johnson invites the Four Seasons to play at the White House, 1964
  • The Everly Brothers launch their first tour together in eleven years, in Cincinnati, 1984
  • Jerry Butler and the Impressions "reunite" on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand" (singing separately), 1969
  • Dick Clark's "Where The Action Is" TV show (with hosts Linda Scott and Steve Alaimo) premieres on ABC, 1965
  • Motown President Berry Gordy, Jr. guests on CBS-TV's "To Tell The Truth" (and the Supremes sing after his identity is revealed), 1965
  • Elvis Presley's first professional recording session is held, at Memphis' Sun Records (it yields his first single, "That's Alright Mama"), 1954
  • The Four Tops record "It's The Same Old Song", 1965
  • Ray Charles records "Hit The Road Jack" and "Unchain My Heart", 1961
  • Them (with Van Morrison) record the original version of "Gloria", 1964

Montag, 3. Juli 2017

  • The late Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me") is born in 1940
  • Judith Durham of the Seekers ("Georgy Girl") is 74
  • Jim Morrison of the Doors ("Light My Fire") dies of "acute respiratory distress", 1971
  • Brian Jones (who had just quit the Rolling Stones) drowns in his own swimming pool, 1969
  • Boots Randolph ("Yakety Sax") dies after suffering a subdural hematoma, 2007
  • Colin Cooper, lead singer of the Climax Blues Band ("Couldn't Get It Right") dies of cancer, 2008
  • Elvis Presley meets Gene Vincent at Grand Central Station in New York City, 1956
  • "Ritchie Valens Day" is declared in Los Angeles fifty years after the singer's death, 2009
  • Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" reaches #1 on the Billboard charts and the rock era begins in earnest, 1955
  • Brian Wilson appears onstage with the Beach Boys for the first time in twelve years, in Anaheim, California, 1976
  • A rain delay at the Wimbledon tennis tournament in England turns into a Cliff Richard concert as he leads the crowd in an impromptu sing-a-long, 1996
  • Casey Kasem counts down his first "American Top 40" (KDEO in El Cajon, California airs the program a day before the other six affiliates), 1970
  • Ray Charles' first album (self-titled) is released, 1957

Sonntag, 2. Juli 2017

  • According to the Robins' song, the "Riot In Cell Block Number Nine" occurred today in 1953
  • The late Paul Williams of the Temptations ("My Girl") is born in 1939
  • Tom Springfield of the Springfields ("Silver Threads And Golden Needles" and brother of Dusty) is 83
  • Leapy Lee (Graham- "Little Arrows") is 75
  • The late Marvin Rainwater ("Gonna Find Me A Bluebird") is born in 1925
  • Jon Abnor of Jon & Robin ("Do It Again A Little Bit Slower") dies of heart failure, 2008
  • Mick Jagger's daughter, Jade makes him a grandfather, 1992
  • Mountain form in 1969
  • The rest of Sister Sledge file a lawsuit against Kathy Sledge for trademark infringement, 2013
  • Liverpool renames its airport after native son John Lennon, 2001
  • "The Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC-TV, 1955
  • Two crew busses for Styx and Foreigner catch fire in a Philadelphia parking lot (no one is hurt and the groups donate $10,000 to the fire department's widows fund to show their gratitute), 2014
  • Rick Nelson stars in the short-lived (it lasts three months) TV series, "Malibu U" on ABC in 1967
  • Elvis Presley's "King Creole" movie opens (he's already serving in the U.S. Army), 1958
  • Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel" (his first recordings with all of the Jordanaires), 1956

Samstag, 1. Juli 2017

  • Deborah Harry of Blondie ("Heart Of Glass") is 72
  • The late Bobby Day ("Rock-In Robin") is born in 1930
  • The late Delaney Bramlett of Delaney & Bonnie ("Never Ending Song Of Love") is born in 1939
  • Evelyn "Champagne" King ("Shame") is 57
  • Dan Aykroyd of the Blues Brothers ("Soul Man") is 65
  • Guy Mitchell ("Singing The Blues") dies of complications from cancer surgery in 1999
  • Herbie Mann ("Hijack") dies of prostate cancer, 2003
  • DJ Wolfman Jack dies from a heart attack, 1995
  • Ringo Starr divorces his first wife, Maureen, 1975
  • John Lennon receives 17 facial stitches and Yoko Ono gets 14 of her own after a car crash in Scotland, 1969
  • Connie Francis receives a $2.5 million judgment against the motel in which she was sexually assaulted two years earlier, 1976
  • Four days after marrying his first wife, Mike Nesmith leaves San Antonio for a career in Los Angeles, 1964
  • Sam Phillips sells the legendary Sun Records studio in Memphis, 1969
  • Brenda Lee goes into a recording studio for the first time, at the age of eleven (recording her version of "Jambalaya"), 1956
  • Elvis Presley sings "Hound Dog" on NBC-TV's "Steve Allen Show" while dressed in a tuxedo and singing to a real dog, 1956



Fakten und Ereignisse der Super-Pop Jahrzehnte 50s, 60s und 70s

14.Juni 1965: PAUL McCARTNEY nimmt, nur begleitet von seiner Akustikgitarre, im Abbey Road Studio von EMI Yesterday auf. Kurz darauf unterlegt der Produzent George Martin die Aufnahme mit einem  Streicherquartett . Der Song wird erst im Jahr 1976 in England als Single verffentlicht und steigt bis auf Platz 8. Am 9. Oktober steigt der Song fr 4 Wochen auf Platz 1 der US-Charts.Der einzige Song , den nur ein Beatles-Mitglied aufgenommen hat, wird in Amerika zum meistgespielten Radiosong aller Zeiten mit den meisten Coverversionen (ber 2.500) in der Musikgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

28.Juni 1958: LONNIE DONEGANS Single Puttin' On The Style/Gamblin Man kommt auf Platz 1 der BritCharts und hlt diesen Platz 2 Wochen.Lonnies erster Schritt von Folk/Blues in den Comedy-Bereich. Er ist zurzeit der Star der Skiffle-Sensation-Show in der Royal Albert Hall..

28.Juli 1958:  JERRY LEE LEWIS hat sein Debt im US-TV in der Steve-Allen-Show. Die Performance von Jerry Lee bewirkt Wunder fr Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, das bisher 30.000 mal verkauf wurde, berwiegend in den Sdstaaten. In der Folge werden mehr als 6 Millionen Platten verkauft, in den Charts steht die Platte im September auf Platz 3. SUN Records liefert tglich 50-60.000 Single aus.. Der Song wird Spitzenreiter in den Country- und Pop-Charts.

29.Juli 1958: Die Polizei im Iran erhlt den Befehl, alle Tanzhallen zu schliessen und deren Besitzer strafrechtlich zu verfolgen, weil Rock'n Roll "gesundheitsschdlich" sei.

29.Juli 1959: Die ISLEY BROTHERS, ein R & B -Trio bestehend aus Ronald, Rudolph und O'Kelly Isley, nehmen nach Turn To Me im vergangenen Monat jetzt Shout, ihre zweite Single fr RCA auf. Es handelt sich um eine Bearbeitung des Renners Lonely Teardrops. Der Song beginnt mit "You KnoYou Make Me Wanna Shout" und enthlt eine Passage von Professor Herman Stephens, der Organist in ihrer Kirche ist. Die Brder aus Cincinatti starteten 1955 als Gospel-Combo.

9.Juli 1960: JIMMY JONES, R & B-Snger und Ex-Mitglied der Savoys, klettert mit Good Timin' fr 3 Wochen an die Spitze der BritCharts. Damit hat der 23-Jhrige aus Alabama dieses Jahr nach Handy Man (wird zu einem beliebten Oldie; bemerkenswert die James Taylor Version aus dem Jahr 1977) seinen 2. Hit.

23.Juli 1960: BRENDA LEEs Countryballade I'm Sorry von dem Rockabillystar Ronnie Self steigt fr vier Wochen auf Platz1 der US-Charts. Anfangs "Little Miss Brenda Lee" genannt, lautet ihr Spitzname seit ihrem Hit Dynamite im August 1957 "Little Miss Dynamite". I'm Sorry entwickelt sich nach Sweet Nothin's-im Mrz die Nr. 4 in den USA-zu ihrem zweiten Millionenseller in diesem Jahr. Im Oktober fhrt sie mit I want to be wanted zum zweiten und letztenmal die US-Charts an.

30.Juli 1960: Mit Elvis Is Back, der ersten LP nach seiner Army-Zeit -in den USA bereits Nr.2- erobert Elvis erstmals die Nr. 1 der Brit-LP-Charts.

30.Juli 1960: Der 24-jhrige Singer/Songwriter ROY ORBISON schafft mit dem aktuellen US Nr. 2 Hit Only The Lonely - die sowohl Elvis Presley als auch den Everly Brothers angeboten worden war - den Durchbruch. Der von Orbison und Joe Melson komponierte Song verkauft sich ber eine Million mal, wird im Oktober zu Nr. 1 der BritCharts und macht Orbison zu einem der fhrenden, innovativen Popsnger und Songwriter Amerikas. Die Die Lautmalerei der Begleitstimme wird zum oft kopierten Gag.

1.Juli 1961: DEL SHANNON steht mit Runaway vier Wochen lang in Warteposition, auf Platz 2 der britischen Charts, bis er endlich Elvis Presley's Surrender vom ersten Platz verdrngt.  Runaway wurde der erfolgreichste seiner 14 Hits in UK.

6.Juli 1961: Die erste Ausgabe von MERSEY BEAT erscheint in England mit dem Ziel, die lebendige und zunehmend populre Rock'n Roll Szene in Liverpool zu dokumentieren. Ein Essay von John Lennon hat die berschrift:"Ein kurzer Ausflug  zu den fragwrdigen Ursprngen der Beatles".

27.Juli 1961: Die Gesangstruppe THE TOKENS aus Brooklyn nimmt The Lion Sleeps Tonight in den New Yorker RCA Studios auf. Ihre erste Single  ist eine berarbeitete Version von Paul Campbells Komposition Wimoweh, die auf einem afrikanischen Volkslied basiert. Der Song ist bis heute in den unterschiedlichsten Formen ein Popklassiker. Mitglieder der Tokens waren u.a. Neil Sedaka, Cynthia Weil u.a. Das Original hiess Mbube der Zulu-Gruppe Solomon Linda and the  Evening Birds.

6.Juli 1962:  Die BEATLES haben am 4.Juni  einen Demo-Vorvertrag mit EMI abgeschlossen. Bei der ersten Session in den Abbey Road Studios i9n St.Johns Wood macht Ron Richards, George Martin's Assistent, Probeaufnahmen fr das Label Parlophone. Sie spielen Besame Mucho und beeindrucken George Martin mit drei Eigenkompositionen: Love Me Do, P.S. I Love You und Ask Me Why. Zu den Probeaufnahmen der Band meinte Martin spter:" Sie waren ziemlich schrecklich. Ich verstehe, warum andere Plattenfirmen sie abgelehnt hatten....doch nachdem ich sie kenne gelernt habe, mochte ich sie einfach."

23.Juli 1962: JOE MEEK verpasst Telstar von den TORNADOS den Feinschliff.Die Band besteht aus Studiomusikern, die fr seine Solo-Knstler arbeiten.Sein Lieblings-Songwriter Geoff Goddard steuert die Erkennungsmelodie auf der >Clavioline< bei.Die Single rast im November an die Chartspitze, ist fnf Wochen auf Platz 1 in England. Sie verkauft sich 910.000 x. Auch in den USA steht sie 3 Wochen an der Spitze und ist damit die erste Nr. 1 Single einer britischen Band. Weltweit werden 5 Millionen Singles verkauft.

18.Juli 1963: Die BEATLES arbeiten im Studio 2 der EMI Abbey Road Studios an den Aufnahmen zu ihrem 2. Album. Vier Stcke werden  eingespielt: You Really Got A Hold On Me;  Money(That's What I Want; Devil In Her Heart; und Till There Was You - immer noch Covers von US-Superhits.

3.Juli 1964: Die BEACH BOYS spielen als Hauptgruppe auf der "Million Dollar Party" einer Honolulu Radio Station. Dabei sind auch Superstars der damaligen Szene wie Jan & Dean; Jimmy Clanton; The Rivingtones; Ray Peterson; Jody Miller und die britischen Duo-Stars Peter & Gordon uvam. Einen Tag spter steht I Get Around auf Platz 1 der US Charts.Die B-Seite der Single -Don't Worry Baby- wurde fr die Ronettes  geschrieben, aber von Phil Spector abgelehnt, steigt in der Beach Boys Version auf Platz 24.

5.Juli 1964: THEM, eine 1963 in Belfast gegrndete und krzlich nach London  umgezogene R&B-Beatgruppe, nimmt fr DECCA die ersten Songs auf - Don't Start Crying Now und One Two Brown Eyes. Das Radio Airplay fehlte fr die Songs.  Flop. Im September ein zweiter Versuch: Baby, Please Don't Go. Ein Jahr spter  zieht dieser Song in die Charts ein.

31.Juli 1964: Der Country Superstar JIM REEVES wird bei einem Flugzeugabsturz gettet. Die einmotorige Maschine, von Jim Reeves selbst gesteuert, verschwindet auf dem Flug von Batesville, Arkansas, kurz vor dem Airport Neshville im dichten Nebel vom Radarschirm.Er war einer der ersten der sich aus der C & W Szene auf Popmusik einliess.

7.Juli 1965: SONNY & CHER singen ihre neue Produktion I Got You Babe in der US TV- Show "Shindig" . Sonny schrieb ihn zuhause in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. Er promotete das Lied persnlich bei L.A Radiostationen. Die Single wird schnell zum Welthit, ist bereits am 14.August die Nr. 1 in den USA und zwei Wochen spter in Europa.

9.Juli 1965: OTIS REDDING, der am 9.April die Soul-Ballade I've Been Loving You Too Long aufnahm, konzentriert sich nun auf die Arbeit an OTIS BLUE. Er singt A Change Is Gonna Come und Shake (beides SAM COOKE Kompositionen), Rock Me Baby, You Don't Miss Your Water (eigene), Respect sowie den ROLLING STONES-Cover (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Letzteren Song hatte ihm der BOOKER T & MGs Gitarrist Steve Cropper empfohlen.

13.Juli 1965: Die BEATLES gewinnen zwei weitere IVO NOVELLO AWARDS bei der zehnten Verleihung im Londoner Savoy Hotel. Can't Buy Me Love wird als meistgespielter Song des Jahres 1964 und als bestverkaufte A-Seite ausgezeichnet. Auf den zweiten Platz gelangt A Hard Day's Night in zwei Kategorien-meistgespielter Song des Jahres und bester Filmsong des Jahres - I Feel Fine ist die zweite, bestverkaufte A-Seite ! PAUL McCARTNEY, als einziger  Beatle anwesend, meint:"Dankeschn. Ich hoffe, wir kriegen jetzt keine Platten zurck."

18.Juli 1966: BOBBY FULLER - dem im Februar als Frontman der BOBBY FULLER FOUR mit I Fought The Law der einzige US-Top-10 Hit gelang, wird von seiner Mutter in ihrem Oldsmobile vor der gemeinsamen Wohnung an der Sycamore 1776 in West-Hollywood tot aufgefunden. Seine benzingetrnkte Leiche weist schwere Schlagverletzungen auf. Die Umstnde seines Todes werden nie aufgeklrt. Label-Chef Bob Keane schliesst sich in einer Erklrung dem Polizeibericht an - Tod durch Unfall oder Selbstmord. Hinsichtlich eines Gewaltverbrechens wird nie ermittelt.

23.Juli 1966: Premier Harold Wilson erffnet den neuen CAVERN CLUB in Liverpool und erklrt den Anwesenden:"Tatsache ist, wir alle haben Pflichten, Trbsinn ist jedoch nicht gefragt, wir brauchen Entschlusskraft, Arbeitswillen, Lebensfreude und Sinn fr Spa." (Motto fr unsere heutige Zeit). Auf ihrem Weg von London nach Liverpool trifft sich die britische Beat Combo DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH - die soeben ihr erstes , gleichnamiges Album verffentlicht hatten - mit dem Premier und seiner Frau Mary zum Frhstck. Der Cavern Club wurde Anfang 1966 mit mehr als 10.000 Pfund Schulden geschlossen und am 18.April von dem Gastronom Joseph Davey fr 5.500 Pfund gekauft.

30.Juli 1966: MARIUS MLLER-WESTERNHAGEN spielt mit seiner ersten Band vor drei Leuten, weil fast jeder lieber das Fussball-WM-Finale England-Deutschland schaut. Kein gutes Marketing !

8.Juli 1967: Die MONKEES starten in Jacksonville eine US-Tour mit The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE als Vorgruppe. Fr das Teeny-Publikum ist Hendrixs Musik und seine ausgeflippte Bhnenshow viel zu extrem. Schon nach acht Konzerten ldt man Hendrix aus. Manager Chas Chandler gibt dem amerikanischen Frauenverein Daughters of The American Revolution die Schuld an diesem Eklat.

27.Juni 1968: Um 18:00 beginnt im NBC-Studio 4 in Burbank / California die Arbeit an einem Fernsehspecial mit ELVIS PRESLEY. Der Produzent Steve Binder setzte sich nach langen Streitereien mit Colonel Tom Parker durch, ELVIS  Image wieder bhnenprsent herzustellen. Parker  wollte lediglich Elvis zwanzig Weihnachtslieder singen lassen !!! Zwischen den Jam-Sessions werden choreographische Teile gefilmt. Die vielen Stunden Filmmaterial werden zu einer einstndigen Sendung zusammengeschnitten. THE ELVIS COMEBACK-SHOW - ein Welterfolg !

3.Juli 1968: Baby Come Back von den EQUALS - krzlich als A-Seite neu verffentlicht - fhrt fr drei Wochen Platz 1 der UK-Charts an und verdrngt die ROLLING STONES mit Jumping Jack Flash. Das Londoner Quintett wurde vor zwei Jahren von dem in Guyana geborenen Songwriter und Gitarristen EDDY GRANT gegrndet. Die EQUALS spielen vom SKA und REGGAE beeinflusste R&B-Songs,, meist von Grant komponiert, der in den 70igern als Soloknstler ein Comeback feierte.

17.Juli 1968: Der BEATLES-Zeichentrickfilm YELLOW SUBMARINE, gezeichnet von Heinz Edelmann unter der Regie von George Dunning, hat im Londoner Pavilion Premiere. Mit Ausnahme von Ringo, der den Leadgesang zum Titelsong beisteuerte, sind alle BEATLES anwesend.

1.Juli 1969: SAM PHILLIPS verkauft SUN RECORDS an den Musik-Impresario SHELBY SINGLETON aus Nashville, der damit den Riesenschatz an authentischer  Musik von frheren Rock'n Roll Pionieren wie Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins und den frhen Aufnahmen von Elvis Presley, sowie vielen anderen, bernimmt.

3.7.1969: Nach einem Saufgelage mit Freunden nimmt der 27-jhrige Ex-Rolling-Stones-Gitarrist BRIAN JONES ein nchtliches Bad. Er wird auf seiner Farm Cotchford von seiner Freundin Anna Wohlin tot im Swimmingpool aufgefunden.

31.Juli 1969: ELVIS PRESLEY erffnet im Showroom des International Hotels , Las Vegas, sein vierwchiges Engagement mit 57 Shows, das netto 1,5 Mio.$ einbringen wird. Es ist ELVIS' erstes Livekonzert seit dem 25.Mrz 1961. Da er seine magnetische Bhnenprsenz nicht eingebsst hat und Presley sowohl sein Rock'n Roll Repertoire als auch neue Songs darbietet, werden seine Auftritte allseits  hochgelobt. Zu seinen neuen Begleitern gehren der Ex-Bob Luman und Ricky Nelson Gitarrist  James Burton und viele ander Top-Grssen der Session-Scene aus Nashville.

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