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On This Day In Music 19th July

1926 Sue Thompson (Eva Sue McKee) born in Missouri. US Singer. 
1931 Thomas Allen. (Papa Dee) born in Wilmington, Delaware. percussion and vocals (1969–1988; died 1988) with War. (1976 UK No.12 single ‘Low Rider’). Died from a heart attack while performing on stage on 30th August 1988. 
1937 George Hamilton IV born in North Carolina. US country singer, (1958 US No.10 & UK No.22 single ‘Why Don’t They Understand’). Hamilton had a heart attack on September 13, 2014, and died on September 17 at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville.
1941 Vicki Carr (Florencia Cardona) born in El Paso, Texas. US Singer. 
1944 Commander Cody, (George Frayne), piano, vocals, Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, country rock group. 
1946 Alan Gorrie of Average White Band is born in Perth, Scotland, UK Bass Player & Singer.The group’s only No. 1 song is the million-selling single “Pick Up the Pieces.” The song is written in memory of the band’s drummer, Robbie McIntosh.
1947 Bernie Leadon born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. US Guitarist and original member of The Eagles, quit the band in Sep’ 1975 and was replaced by Joe Walsh. (1974 US No.1 single ‘Best Of My Love’). 
1947 Brian May born in Hampton, Middlesex, England. Guitarist with British band Queen. (1975 UK No.1 single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, also No.1 in 1991. Plus over 40 other UK Top 40 singles. 1980 US No.1 single ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’). Solo (1992 UK No.5 single ‘Too Much Lov
1947 Keith Godchaux born in Seattle, Washington. Keyboard player with The Grateful Dead, 1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album, ‘Workingman’s Dead’). Died after being involved in a car crash on 23rd July 1980. 
1952 Allen Collins born in Jacksonville, Florida. US Lead guitarist with Lynyrd Skynyrd who survived the air crash in 1977.(1974 US No. 8 single, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, 1982 UK No.21 single ‘Freebird’). After a car crash in 1986 he was paralyzed from the waist down. He died on 23rd January 1990 of chronic pneumonia a complication of the paralysis. 
1954 Sun Records released the first Elvis Presley single, ‘That’s All Right’, a cover of Arthur Crudup’s 1946 tune ‘That’s All Right, Mama’. Only about 7,000 original copies were pressed, but the disc became a local hit in Memphis 
1958 The manager of The Drifters, George Treadwell, sacked the entire group and hired the unknown Ben E King and The Five Crowns as their replacements. 
1958 The manager of The Drifters, George Treadwell, sacked the entire group and hired the unknown Ben E King and The Five Crowns as their replacements. 
1960 Kevin Haskins, Bauhaus, (1982 UK No.15 single ‘Ziggy Stardust’), Love & Rockets. 
1963 Frank Ifield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Confessin’ the singers fourth and final No.1. 
1964 During a UK tour The Rolling Stones appeared at the Hippodrome in Brighton with The Echoes, Marty Wilde, Kenny Lynch and Julie Grant. 
1965 “(i Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” single by The Rolling Stones was certified Gold by the RIAA. 
1967 The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All You Need Is Love’ the group’s 12th UK No.1 single. The Beatles had been selected to represent the UK for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion, (which was aired on June 25). John Lennon wrote ‘All You Need is Love’ which was thought to sum up the 1967 ‘summer of love’ and The Beatles’ sympathies. 
1967 Elvis Presley was working on his latest movie Speedway co-starring Nancy Sinatra at the MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, California. (It was Presley’s twenty-seventh film). 
1968 Ged Lynch, drums, Black Grape, (1995 UK No.8 single ‘In The Name Of The Father’). 
1969 The Spencer Davis Group split up. The group was formed in 1963 by singer/guitarist Spencer Davis with the Winwood brothers – Steve & Muff plus Drummer Peter York. 
1969 “Color Him Father” by Winstons peaked at #7 on the US singles chart.
1971 Urs B’hler, Il Divo, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, also number one in 13 countries around the world). 
1972 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested in Warwick, Rhode Island on charges of assault after a fight broke out with a newspaper photographer. 
1972 “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast” single by Wayne Newton was certified Gold by the RIAA
1974 The Ozark Music Festival was held over three days on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. One of the largest music festivals ever held, some estimates have put the crowd count at 350,000 people. Acts who appeared included, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Blue Öyster Cult, The Eagles, America, Marshall Tucker Band, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Boz Scaggs, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Electric Flag, Joe Walsh, Aerosmith and Spirit. 
1975 The Bay City Rollers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Give A Little Love’, the group’s second and final UK No.1. 
1975 Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Listen To What The Man Said’, his fourth US No.1, and No.6 hit in the UK, (the track features Tom Scott playing the saxophone solo). It would go on to sell a million copies in America and reach #6 in the UK. Wings also had the US No.1 album chart with ‘Venus And Mars’. Paul McCartney’s fourth No.1 album since The Beatles. 
1975 the #1 SELLING ALBUM is “VENUS AND MARS” from PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS includes 
1975 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rehearsed for a full 19 hours at The Record Plant in New York City the day before their Born To Run Tour kicked off. 
1976 Deep Purple split up at the end of an UK tour. David Coverdale went on to form Whitesnake, Jon Lord and Ian Paice formed a band with Tony Ashton. The classic line up of Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord & Paice reformed in 1984. Glenn Hughes returned to Trapeze and Tommy Bolin put together his own band, (but would die before the end of the year). 
1976 Eric Prydz, Swedish DJ and producer, ( 2004 UK No.1 single ‘Call on Me’). 
1977 “Da Doo Ron Ron” single by Shaun Cassidy was certified Gold by the RIAA
1978 “Last Dance” single by Donna Summer was certified Gold by the RIAA 
1979 Michelle Heaton, singer, Liberty X, (2002 UK No.1 single ‘Just A Little’). 
1980 Queen scored their third UK No.1 album with ‘The Game’, featuring the singles ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ & ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. 
1980 Little Jeannie by Elton John peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1980 “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me” (which also went gold this day) by Billy Joel peaked at #1 on the US singles chart.
1980 “Glass Houses” album by Billy Joel topped the US album chart. Included ‘You May Be Right’ & ‘Its Still Rock’n’Roll To Me’. 
1980 “Cupid/I’ve Loved You For A Long Time” by Spinners peaked at #4 on the US singles chart.
1980 An exhibit featuring paintings by Joni Mitchell, John Mayall, Klaus Voormanm, Ron Wood and Commander Cody opened at the Vorpal Gallery, Laguna Beach in California. 
1981 It was Roy Orbison Day in Odessa, Texas. Orbison was given the keys to the city, and performed for the crowd, the first time in Odessa in 15 years. 
1986 Genesis went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Invisible Touch’. The bands former lead singer Peter Gabriel was at No.2 with ‘Sledgehammer’. 
1986 Patti LaBelle went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Winner In You’. Featuring the single ‘On My Own’ with Michael McDonald. 
1986 “Dreams” by Van Halen peaked at #22 on the US singles chart.
1987 Bruce Springsteen played his first ever show behind the Iron Curtain when he appeared in East Berlin in front of 180,000 people. The show was broadcast on East German TV. 
1987 Countdown went to air for the final time. The ABC music program ran for 13 years. 
1989 After large amounts of money were found in his cell, James Brown was moved from a minimum- security prison to a medium security jail. 
1989 “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” single by Simply Red was certified Gold by the RIAA
1989 James Brown changed accommodations behind bars after $40000 in cash and cheques was discovered in his minimum security cell. The Godfather of Soul had been given a six year sentence the previous December after several run-ins with the law, including illegal gun possession, resisting arrest, assault and leading the authorities on a number of car chases. His new home was at a medium security cell at the Stevenson Correctional Institute. 
1989 Residents of Washington, Connecticut formed a ‘Roll the Stones Out of Town’, action group after they were unhappy with the Rolling Stones and their entourage setting up in the town for rehearsals for their forthcoming tour. Residents said it was like the army had moved in and taken over, with security guards stopping locals and asking them what they were doing there. 
1991 Steven Adler ex drummer with Guns N’ Roses, filed a suit in Los Angeles county court alleging that he was fraudulently removed from the group and that the band introduced him to hard drugs. 
1991 Paul McCartney performed one of his six “secret” shows at the Cliffs Pavillion in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England during his Unplugged Summer Tour. 
1996 The Spice Girls made their debut on UK TV music show ‘Top Of The Pops’ performing their debut single ‘ Wannabe’ which gave them their first of nine UK chart toppers. 
1997 Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘D’You Know What I Mean’. The first single from their third album ‘Be Here Now’. 
1999 A gunman who sprayed bullets at Westwood’s car in Kensington, London, shot BBC Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood. A statement the following day said he was recovering in a London Hospital. 
2001 American soul and gospel singer Judy Clay died. Was a member of the Drinkard Singers – who later became better known as The Sweet Inspirations , also worked with Billy Vera, and had hits with William Bell (Private Number), and sang with Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles. 
2001 American soul and gospel singer Judy Clay died. Was a member of the Drinkard Singers – who later became better known as The Sweet Inspirations , also worked with Billy Vera, and had hits with William Bell (Private Number), and sang with Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles. 
2001 Wu Tang Clan rapper ODB, (Russell Jones), was sentenced to spend between two and four years behind bars after being found guilty of drug possession. He was arrested in July 1999 when police found cocaine and marijuana in his car after he was pulled over for driving through a red light. The rapper was later sent to a Los Angeles rehabilitation centre, but went on the run from authorities last October. 
2005 James Blunt was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You’re Beautiful’, from his debut album ‘Back To Bedlam’. The UK singer songwriters first No.1, spent 5 weeks at the top of the charts. 
2010 Ozzy Osbourne and his former Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi settled a long-running legal dispute over the use of the group’s name. Ozzy had filed suit against the guitarist in May of last year, accusing Iommi of falsely proclaiming to be the sole owner of the Black Sabbath name by lodging an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The pair released a joint statement confirming they have settled the dispute “amicably”. 
2014 Ed Sheeran was at No.1 on the UK album chart with X (pronounced multiply), his second studio album. The album peaked at No. 1 in fifteen countries, and the lead single, ‘Sing’, became Sheeran’s first UK No.1 song. By the end of 2014 Spotify named X the most-streamed album in the world for 2014, racking up more than 430 million streams for the year.
2017 A US judge halted an auction of personal items of Madonna, after she said her privacy was violated. Madonna’s underwear, a chequebook, a hairbrush, photos and a break-up letter from the late rapper Tupac Shakur had been among the scheduled lots. The singer said her possessions had been stolen by a former friend.

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