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On This Day In Music 13th July

1942 Roger McGuinn (James McGuinn 111) born in Chicago, IIIinois. Lead guitarist/vocalist with The Byrds, (1965 US & UK No.1 single ‘Mr. Tambourine Man.’ Only member of The Byrds to play on the hit, the others being session players). In the late 70’s he joined McGuinn Clark & Hillman with one hit ‘Don’t You Write Her Off’. 
1942 Stephen Jo Bladd born in Boston, MASSACHUSETTS. Drummer/Percussionist with The J Geils Band, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Centerfold’). 
1955 Mark “The Animal” Mendoza, bassist Twisted Sister, (1983 UK No.18 single ‘I Am, I’m Me’, 1984 album ‘Stay Hungry’). The Dictators. 
1957 “Banana Boat Song” by Harry Belafonte peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.
1959 “M.T.A.” by The Kingston Trio peaked at #15 on the US singles chart.
1959 “Waterloo” by Stonewall Jackson peaked at #4 on the US singles chart.
1959 “Lonely Boy” by Paul Anka peaked at #1 on the US singles chart.
1959 “I Only Have Eyes For You” by The Flamingos peaked at #11 on the US singles chart.
1961 Lawrence Donegan born in Stirling, Scotland. UK Bass Guitarist with Lloyd Cole & The Comotions. 
1963 The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig outside London when they appeared at The Alcove Club, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire supporting The Hollies. 
1963 “Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport” by Rolf Harris peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1963 “Harry The Hairy Ape” by Ray Stevens peaked at #17 on the US singles chart.
1963 “One Fine Day” by The Chiffons peaked at #5 on the US singles chart.
1964 The Animals went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The House Of The Rising Sun.’ Recorded in one take, this was the first UK No.1 to have a playing time of more than four minutes. 
1964 The Supremes make the studio recording of “Come See About Me.” The song tops Billboard’s Hot 100 for two weeks.
1965 Paul McCartney was presented with five Ivor Novello Awards at a lunch party at The Savoy, London. John Lennon refused to attend; Paul was 40 minutes late after he had forgotten about the engagement. 
1966 Gerald Levert, R&B trio LeVert, who scored a UK top 10 single with Casanova in 1987. Died of a heart attack 11th Nov 2006 aged 40. The singer who was the son of O’Jays vocalist Eddie Levert. 
1967 Pink Floyd made their second appearance on BBC Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘See Emily Play’, which was hosted by Pete Murray. The single went on to peak at No.6 on the UK chart. 
1968 Black Sabbath played their first gig at a small backstreet Blues club in Birmingham, England. 
1968 “Indian Lake” by The Cowsills peaked at #10 on the US singles chart.
1969 Mark Greenway, singer, Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror and Benediction. 
1969 Over 100 US radio stations banned The Beatles new single ‘The Balled Of John and Yoko’ due to the line ‘Christ, you know it ain’t easy’, calling it offensive. 
1972 During a North American tour The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan. The Doors, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Kiss have all appeared here. 
1974 Deborah Cox, Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and actress. Her 1998 song ‘Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here’ held the record for longest-running number one single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart (14 weeks). 
1974 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the first of a three night, six show residency at the newly-opened Bottom Line in New York City. The shows received rave reviews and created a buzz in the music industry. 
1974 Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, ‘Caribou’, and his third No.1 album. The album contained the singles, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, and ‘The Bitch Is Back’. 
1974 George McCrae started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rock Your Baby’, his only US No.1, also No.1 in the UK. Regarded by some as the first Disco No.1. It was a New York City club hit first. 
1974 “On And On” by Gladys Knight & The Pips peaked at #5 on the US singles chart. 
1974 “One Hell Of A Woman” by Mac Davis peaked at #11 on the US singles chart. 
1976 The first issue of UK punk fanzine Sniffin’ Glue was published, with features on The Stranglers, Ramones and Blue Oyster Cult. Former bank clerk Mark Perry edited the fanzine. 
1977 “I Remember Yesterday” album by Donna Summer was certified Gold by the RIAA. Including the hit single ‘I Feel Love’.
1978 The BBC announced a ban on The Sex Pistols’ latest single ‘No One Is Innocent’, which featured vocals by Ronnie Biggs, the British criminal notorious for his part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963. At the time of the recording, Biggs was living in Brazil, and was still wanted by the British authorities, but immune from extradition. 
1984 Philippe Wynne Vocalist with The Spinners suffered a massive heart attack on stage while performing at a show in Oakland, California and and died the following morning. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 3rd 1941. 
1984 “Street Talk” album by Steve Perry was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Including “Oh Sherrie’ & ‘Foolish Heart’. 
1985 Duran Duran became the first artists to have a No.1 on the US singles chart with a James Bond theme when ‘A View To A Kill’, went to the top of the charts. 
1985 George Michael sings lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at the Live Aid Concert. A Michael-John cover of the song tops Billboard’s Hot 100 and Music & Media’s Eurochart Hot 100 in 1992, selling more than 1.7 mil
1985 Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time. 
1985 “The Search Is Over” by Survivor peaked at #4 on the US singles chart. 
1985 Tears For Fears went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Songs From The Big Chair’. Containing ‘Shout’, ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ & ‘Mothers Talk’. 
1985 “Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday peaked at #8 on the US singles chart.
1985 “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper peaked at #10 on the US singles chart.
1985 “Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)” by Kim Carnes peaked at #15 on the US singles chart 
1985 “Would I Lie To You?” by Eurythmics peaked at #5 on the US singles chart. 
1985 At 12.01 Status Quo started the ‘Live Aid’ extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin. 
1987 Kylie Minogue’s debut single ‘Locomotion’ was released. 
1987 Representatives of fifty of America’s largest record retailers were guests at Michael Jackson’s home in Encino, California to preview his new album, ‘Bad’. The LP would go on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.
1988 “Diesel And Dust” album by Midnight Oil was certified Gold by the RIAA. Including ‘Beds Are Burning’, ‘Dead Heart’ & ‘Put Down That Weapon’. 
1988 Tula Paulinea “Tulisa” Contostavlos, English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a member of hip hop group N-Dubz, during 2011 to 2012, she participated as a judge on the The X Factor. 
1990 Curtis Mayfield was badly injured after a strong gust of wind blew a lighting rig on him during an outside concert in Brooklyn, New York. 
1990 “Cradle Of Love” single by Billy Idol was certified Gold by the RIAA.
1991 Bryan Adams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Everything I Do I Do It For You’ which featured on the soundtrack for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It stayed at No.1 for a record-breaking 16 weeks, (breaking a record held since 1955), also a No.1 in the US (for 7 weeks) and a hit in 16 other countries. Won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture in 1992. 
1991 The Everly Brothers foundation bought 80 acres of land in the brother’s hometown, planning to build a theme park and museum in honour of the duo. 
1991 “Here I Am (Come And Take Me)” by UB40 peaked at #7 on the US singles chart.
1996 Over 2,000 guitar players, including Chet Atkins and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, set a new world record for the largest jam session ever when they played ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ for 75 minutes at Nashville’s Riverfront Park. The previous record was set in Vancouver, Canada on May 7th, 1994, when Randy Bachman led 1,322 amateur guitarists in a performance that lasted 68 minutes. 
1997 The Prodigy started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Fat Of The Land’. 
1997 A trial against John Denver for drunken driving ended in a hung jury, deadlocked 3-3. Denver’s defence attorney argued that the singer suffered from a thyroid condition that had distorted blood alcohol tests. 
1997 Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis underwent five hours of hospital surgery after being involved in a motorbike accident in Los Angeles. 
1998 Singer/songwriter Jimmy Driftwood dies in Fayetteville, Ark., of a heart attack. He is 91. Driftwood, who was born James Corbett Morris, was best known for writing the Grammy-winning songs “The Battle Of New Orleans,” “Wilderness Road,” and “Tennessee Stud’.
1999 The New Radicals called it a day after just one album and a world-wide hit single. Front man, songwriter and driving force Gregg Alexander said he would concentrate on producing and writing. 
1999 1999, Paul McCartney displayed 73 paintings at the Kunstforum Lyz gallery in the German town of Siegen. McCartney had been painting for the past 16 years (since he turned 40).
2002 Fatboy Slim brought the Brighton area to a standstill when he threw a free beach party. Organisers had expected 60,000 fans to attend but over 250,000 turned up causing chaos on the roads with traffic jams over ten miles long. Fatboy Slim spent £100,000 of his own money supporting the event after a sponsor pulled out. javascript:void(0)
2002 Oasis, Gomez, No Doubt, Starsailor, Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers and Green Day all appeared at this years two day T In The Park Festival at Kinross, Scotland. javascript:void(0)
2004 Arthur ‘Killer’ Kane, bass player with The New York Dolls, died aged 55 after checking himself in to a Los Angeles emergency room, complaining of fatigue. He was quickly diagnosed with leukaemia, and died within two hours. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 ‘New York Dolls’ and 1974 ‘Too Much Too Soon’. His estranged wife wanted to honour her late husband’s wishes and bury him next to former Dolls stars Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan in Mount St Mary’s cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, but officials at the morgue refused to release his body for burial because his remains were so decomposed. (His body had laid in a morgue for over a month).
2004 Hal Carter died. Manager, agent and producer, wrote ‘Come On And Twist’, worked with The Kinks, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent. 
2007 Rod Stewart collected his CBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. The singer who was honoured for his services to music wore a skull and crossbones tie, white trousers and a stripy shirt instead of the conventional morning suit.
2007 The first day of the three day Latitude Festival took place at Henham Park Estate in Suffolk, England featuring: Damien Rice, The Good, The Bad And The Queen, Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Magic Numbers, Wilco, The Rapture and Jarvis Cocker. javascript:void(0)
2012 Roger Waters’ tour The Wall Live, topped worldwide concert ticket sales for the first half of 2012. The show based Pink Floyd’s hit 1970s album, took $158.1m (£102.3m) beating Bruce Springsteen and Madonna. Waters sold 1.4 million tickets according to Pollstar magazine, which tracks the live concert business.
2013 Five people were arrested and ejected from the T in the Park music festival in Scotland, for possessing or using pyrotechnic flares. There was also another 53 arrests, mainly for petty crimes and minor drugs offences. 
2015 Rapper 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A report in the Wall Street Journal said the businessman and actor had assets and debts in the range of $10m to $50m (£6.5m- £32m). The news came out just days after a jury ruled that he must pay $5m to a woman suing over a sex tape case.

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