On This Day In Music 9th July

1925 Alan Dale born in Brooklyn, New York. US singer. Had his own TV & radio show during the 50’s. 1955 US No.7 single ‘Cheery Pink and Apple Blossom White’. Dale died on 20th April 2002. 
1929 Lee Hazlewood born in Mannford, Oklahoma. US Singer/Songwriter & Producer. He died of renal cancer in Henderson, Nevada, on August 4, 2007, survived by his wife Jeane, son Mark and daughters Debbie and Samantha.(1967 US No.14 & UK No. 11 single ‘Jackson’, 1971 UK No.2 single with Nancy Sinatra). 
1927 Ed Ames (Ed Urick) born in Malden, Massachusetts. One of the Ames Brothers. 
1941 Don McPherson born in Indianapolis, Indiana. died 4-July-1971 cause: Leukemia. US Lead Singer with Main Ingredient, (1974 US No.10 & UK No.27 single ‘Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely’). He died on 4th July 1971.
1946 Bon Scott (Ronald Belford) born in Forfar, Scotland. Lead Vocalist for AC/DC, (1980 UK No.36 single ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ and 1980 UK No.1 & US No.14 album ‘Back in Black’ sold over 10 million copies). In the 60’s he was drummer/vocalist with the Valentines. Scott was found dead in the backseat of a friend’s car on 19th April 1980, from “Acute alcoholic poisoning at age 33. 
1944 Jai Johanny Johanson born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Frequently known by the stage name Jaimoe, is an American drummer and percussionist. He is best known as one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.(1973 US No.12 single ‘Ramblin Man’). 
1946 John “Mitch” Mitchell born in Ealing, London. English Drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience and other bands. Mitchell died in his sleep on 12 November 2008, in his room at the Benson Hotel in Portland of “natural causes.” Mitchell had been in ill health for many years due to alcohol-related problems. He was the last surviving member of the original Experience.
1946 Joe Micelli – Percussionist with John Fred and His Playboy Band, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Judy In Disguise’). 
1950 Gwen Guthrie born in Okemah, Oklahoma. She was an American soul singer-songwriter and pianist, who also sang backing vocals for Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, and Madonna, among others, and who wrote songs made famous by Ben E. King, Angela Bofill and Roberta Flack. (1986 UK No.5 single ‘Ain’t Nothing Goin’ But The Rent’). She died of uterine cancer on February 3, 1999, at the age of 48.
1953 Kate Garner born in Wigan, Lancashire, England. Vocalist with Haysi Fantayzee. 
1954 Debbie Sledge born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. US Singer with Sister Sledge, (1979 US No.2 single ‘We Are Family’, 1985 UK No.1 single ‘Frankie’). 
1954 Elvis Presley recorded ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’, (the B-side for his first single) at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley had recorded the A-side ‘That’s Alright’ four days earlier. 
1955 Bill Haley & His Comets went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock’, staying at No.1 for eight weeks and becoming one of the biggest selling singles of all time. 
1956 After the June 30th trouble at Asbury Park, Bill Haley and His Comets are denied permission to play at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. A city ordnance was passed that read: “Rock and roll music encouraged juvenile delinquency and inspired young females in lewd bathing suits to perform obscene dances on the city’s beaches.” 
1957 Bobby Helms recorded ‘My Special Angel’. 
1958 Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records, where he would remain for the next 30 years releasing over 60 albums. 
1959 Jim Kerr born in Scotland. Vocalist with Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single ‘Don’t You, Forget About Me’, 1989 UK No.1 single ‘Belfast Child’, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles’). 
1959 Marc Almond (Peter Marc Almond) born in Southport, England. English Singer, he was one half of the duo Soft Cell, (1981 UK No.1 single ‘Tainted Love’). Solo, (1989 UK No.1 single with Gene Pitney, ‘Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart’). 
1962 Bob Dylan recorded Blowin’ In the Wind at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City during an afternoon session. Dylan originally wrote and performed a two-verse version of the song, as in its first public performance, at Gerde’s Folk City on April 16th, 1962. Shortly after this, he added the middle verse. 
1965 Courtney Love born in San Francisco, California. Guitarist/Vocalist with Babes In Toyland and Hole, (1995 UK No.16 single ‘Doll Parts’, married Kurt Cobain from Nirvana on 24/2/92). 
1965 Frankie Bello, bass, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single ‘Got The Time’).
1965 Tom Hingley born in Abingdon, Berkshire, England. Lead Vocalist with the Inspiral Carpets, (1990 UK No.14 single ‘This Is How It Feels’).
1967 On a US tour supporting The Monkees, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear at the Convention Hall, Miami, Florida. After it becomes plainly apparent that the group is not suited to teenybopper audiences, the tour’s promoter Dick Clark and Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler concoct a story saying that the conservative Daughters of the American Revolution group had complained at Jimi’s act and so the Experience left the tour after just six shows. 
1967 Dickon Hinchcliffe, guitar, violin, Tindersticks, (1993 album ‘Tindersticks’).
1967 Owen Paul, guitar, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single ‘Mulder And Scully’).
1969 Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.’ John Lennon returned to the studio after recovering from a car crash in Scotland, and a bed was installed in the Abbey Road studio for Yoko, who was pregnant, and who had been more seriously injured in the car accident. 
1971 Kelvin Grant born in Birmingham, England. Guitarist/Vocalist with Musical Youth. (1982 UK No.1 single ‘Pass The Dutchie’).
1972 Paul McCartney and Wings played their very first show in the small French town of Chateauvillon. The band included Denny Laine, Denny Seiwell, Henry McCullough and Paul’s wife, Linda. It was McCartney’s first time on the road since the Beatles quit touring in 1966. The band travelled on a double Decker London bus with a psychedelic interior. 
1974 Crosby Stills Nash & Young kicked off a reunion tour in Seattle in front of 15,000 fans. 
1975 Jack White, (John Gillis) born in Detroit, Michigan. American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist. (White Stripes 2003 UK No.1 album ‘Elephant’ spent 46 weeks on the UK chart). Also a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.
1975 Isaac Brock, singer, guitarist, Modest Mouse, (2007 US No.1 album ‘We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank’).
1976 Dan Estrin, guitarist, Hoobastank, 2004 US No.2 hit ‘The Reason.’
1976 The Pretty Things, Supercharge and third on the bill The Sex Pistols all appeared at The Lyceum, London, England, tickets £1.75. 
1977 Alan O’Day went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Undercover Angel’, his only solo hit, it made No.43 in the UK. He also wrote ‘Angie Baby’ a hit for Helen Reddy. 
1977 Elvis Costello quit his day job at Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics to become a full time musician. 
1978 The Rolling Stones jammed with one of their early idols Muddy Waters during a gig in Chicago. 
1983 The Police started an eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Every Breath You Take’ also No.1 in the UK. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy Awards. 
1983 Wham! went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Fantastic!’, which went on to, spend 116 weeks on the chart. Containing ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Club Tropicana’, ‘Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do) & ‘Young Guns (Go For It). 
1988 Cheap Trick went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Flame’, the groups only US No.1. 
1988 Glenn Medeiros was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You’. The 18 year old from Hawaii was one of the youngest males to reach the top of the charts. 
1989 New Edition’s production manager was charged with criminal homicide after allegedly shooting the support acts security man after they ran over their stage time. 
1995 Michael Jackson was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Past, Present and Future Book 1’. 
1995 The Grateful Dead give their last concert with leader Jerry Garcia at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Jerry would die of a heart attack a month later while in drug rehab. 
1999 A statement was issued by Jerry Hall’s lawyers saying that she had formally agreed to separate from husband Mick Jagger after more than 8 years of marriage. 
1999 Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health. Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of concerts. 
2000 Vertical Horizon went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everything You Want.’ 
2001 Roger Sanchez went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Another Chance.’ 
2001 Fred Neil died of natural causes , as he battled skin cancer. He was an American folk singer-songwriter in the 1960s and early 1970s. He did not achieve commercial success as a performer[2] and is mainly known through other people’s recordings of his material – particularly “Everybody’s Talkin'”, which became a hit for Harry Nilsson after it was used in the film Midnight Cowboy in 1969. Though highly regarded by contemporary folk singers,he was reluctant to tour and spent much of the last 30 years of his life assisting with the preservation of dolphins.
2004 David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery. The 57 year-old singer had an operation last month in Germany, where he was on tour, to treat “an acutely blocked artery”. The star’s cancellation last month of 11 European dates was originally attributed to a shoulder injury. 
2006 Milan B. Williams an American keyboardist and a founding member of the Commodores, died in Texas from Cancer aged 58. He wrote the Commodores first hit record the instrumental track, “Machine Gun”. He was born in in Okolona, Mississippi, 28 March 1948. 
2006 Muse started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Black Holes & Revelations’ the bands fifth album release and second No.1. 
2006 Lily Allen scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Smile’. The organ riff is a sample of Jackie Mittoo playing keyboards on ‘Free Soul’ by The Soul Brothers. Lily’s actor dad, Keith Allen, was part of the Fat Les band who had a hit with ‘Vindaloo’ in 1998.
2007 Happy Mondays’ frontman Shaun Ryder was in trouble after he smoked several cigarettes on stage during a concert at The Ritz in Manchester. Smoking had been banned in all enclosed public places in England on 1 July of this year, and anyone flouting the law faced a £50 fine. Performers were only exempt from the smoking ban if the “artistic integrity” of their act required it.
2010 During a Santana concert at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois, guitarist Carlos Santana proposed to his girlfriend, Cindy Blackman who had just finished a drum solo during the band’s set. The couple married in December 2010.
2011 Michael Burston, commonly known by the stage name Würzel, died from ventricular fibrillation triggered by cardiomyopathy, aged 61. He was an English musician and formerly a guitarist in the British heavy metal band Motörhead. He played on six studio albums, and one live album.
2011 Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant joined three local musicians at a fundraising charity show in Monmouth Wales, where tickets cost £3. The event was a tribute to his friend, former Led Zeppelin producer Pat Moran, who died of a rare dementia in January. Plant delighted the small crowd in the Monmouthshire town with songs from his Led Zeppelin days as well as tunes from his solo career. 
2013 Former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill began a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for tax evasion. The 38-year-old was sentenced in May for failing to pay tax on $1.8m (£1.2m) of her earnings between 2005-07. After her release, Hill would be under parole supervision for a year, with the first three months to be spent confined to her home. 
2013 32 year-old Junior Bradshaw who was involved in a plot to rob and murder soul singer Joss Stone was jailed for 18 years. Both he and Kevin Liverpool, were found guilty at Exeter Crown Court three months ago. The pair were found near the singers home with a body bag and a variety of weapons including a Samurai sword, two hammers and knives. 
2014 John Spinks died aged 60. He had liver cancer for years. He was an English songwriter and musician. He is best known for being the guitarist and songwriter for The Outfield.
2015 Phil Rudd, a drummer with AC/DC was sentenced in New Zealand to eight months house detention for drug possession and making threats to kill. The court heard how Rudd had fired several employees after the failure of his solo album, Head Job, in August last year, Rudd had also called one victim saying: “I’m going to come over and kill you.” His sentence would be served at his beachfront home in Tauranga, with Judge Thomas Ingram warning he would be face jail if he breached the conditions. 
2015 Transport for London, the government body that runs the metro rail system in the UK, banned posters promoting The Rolling Stones’ forthcoming exhibition, ‘Exhibitionism’, at London’s Saatchi gallery, because of its artwork. The neon advert showed Rolling Stones iconic tongue and lips design plastered over a woman’s bikini bottoms.

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