July 2017

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1 July

1897: Blind Lemon Jefferson

1915: Willie Dixon

1935: James Cotton

1939: Delaney Bramlett.

1967: The Groove win Hoadley’s Battle of the Sounds. The Master’s Apprentices are runners up.

2 July

1927: Lee Allen (legendary New Orleans sax player and member of The Blasters)

1969: Brian Jones ‘drowned’, aged 27.

1959: Elvis Presley recorded ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ in New York City.

1969: Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell quit the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

3 July

1893: Mississippi John Hurt

1940: Fontella Bass

1971: Jim Morrison died at 27.

1971: An OZ Obscenity Fund Benefit concert, featuring Traffic and Alexis Korner is held at the Polytechnic of Central London

4 July

1900 – July 6, 1971 Louis Armstrong.

1910 William Thomas ‘Champion Jack’ Dupree

1943 1970: Al Wilson (Canned Heat).

1969 The Plastic Ono Band release ‘Give Peace a Chance’

1976: The Ramones debut UK gig at the Roundhouse

5 July

1913: Overton ‘Smiley Lewis’ Lemons

1940: Arthur Blythe

1944: Robbie Robertson.

1969: The Rolling Stones plus supports (including King Crimson) give a free concert in Hyde Park in memory of Brian Jones. Mick Taylor performs publicly with them for the first time.

6 July

1925-1981: Bill Haley

1957: John Lennon, aged 17, meets Paul McCartney for the first time at Woolton Parish Hall

1964: The Beatles release their first movie, A Hard Day’s Night.

1971: Louis Armstrong dies of heart attack.

1979: Van McCoy dies.

7 July

1913: Joe Willie ‘Pinetop’ Perkins

1932: Joe Zawinul

1944: Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey)

1965:  The Gala Night Of Stars at the Sydney Stadium, starring Bobby and Laurie, Johnny O’Keefe, Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs, The Bee Gees, Max Merritt, The Easybeats and more.

1967: The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’ is released in Britain.              1969: John and Yoko Lennon unveil the Plastic Ono Band on stage in London.

1985: Live Aid held. Organised by Bob Geldof to aid famine relief in Ethiopia.

8 July

1908: Louis Jordan

1914: Billy Eckstine

1972: Spectrum/Murtceps perform at the TF Much Ballroom, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

1973 The La De Das equipment truck is wrecked in a head-on collision on the Hume Highway on the way to a gig supporting Lindisfarne. Bassist Ronnie Peel and roadie John Brewster are hospitalised and most of the group’s equipment is destroyed.

9 July

1929: Lee Hazelwood. (d. 2013)

1959: Marc Almond

10 July

1947: Arlo ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ Guthrie.

1941: Jelly Roll Morton dies.

1965: ‘Satisfaction’ becomes the Rolling Stones’ first Number One US single.

1966: The Easybeats leave Australia for the UK and record ‘Friday On My Mind’.

1968: Cream disbands.

1976: Canned Heat play Monash University

11 July

1915: Gough Whitlam (d. 2015)

1959: Suzanne Vega.

1959: Joan Baez makes her first recording.

1985: The Rolling Stones perform their first concerts for eight years.

12 July

1940: Christine McVie.

1962: ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’, by Ray Charles reaches number one in the UK charts.

1969: Bob Dylan releases ‘Lay Lady Lay’.

1975: The US top-selling album was Elton John’s Captain Fantastic, the first album to enter the Billboard charts at Number One.

1979: Minnie Riperton dead at 31.

13 July

1931: Long John Hunter

1942: Roger McGuinn, co-founder of the Byrds.

1969: Mick Jagger begins work on his first film, Ned Kelly , in Australia – minus Marianne Faithfull, hospitalised after a drug overdose.

14 July

1912-1967: (Woodrow Wilson) Woody Guthrie

1969: The Fifth Dimension’s ‘The Age of Aquarius’, from the musical Hair, goes gold.

15 July

1923: Philly Joe Jones

1946: Linda Ronstadt.

16 July

1941: Desmond Dekker.

1966: Clapton, Bruce and Baker form Cream

1969: The Beatles’ ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ goes gold.

1973: Bob Dylan’s soundtrack to Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid released, including ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’.

1981: Harry Chapin dies in car crash, aged 38

17 July

1940: Margie Evans

1941: Spencer Davis.

1959: Billie Holiday dies from a heroin overdose.

1967: Legendary US jazz saxophonist John Coltrane dies of a heart attack

1968: ‘Yellow Submarine’ premieres in London.

18 July

1929: ‘Screamin’’ Jay Hawkins.

1939: Dion (di Mucci). Martha Reeves, Brian Auger.

19 July

1947: Bernie Leadon, ex Flying Burrito Bros and Eagles.

1949: Brian May, ex-Queen guitarist.

1975: William “Lefty” Frizzell dies of a stroke.

1987: The final episode of Countdown after 13 years on the ABC.

20 July

1947: Carlos Santana.

1965: Bob Dylan releases ‘Like a Rolling Stone’.

1969: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon.

21 July

1949: Cat Stevens (Yusef Islam)

1950: Who the hell wants to share a birthdate with Cat Stevens? Not me!

1966: The Lovin’ Spoonful’s ‘Do You Believe In Magic?’ is released.

1990: On this day Elton John equalled Elvis Presley’s record of having US Top 40 hits for 21 consecutive years.

22 July

1969: Led Zeppelin debut LP goes gold.

1977: Elvis Costello releases his first LP My Aim is True.

1979: Little Richard quits rock ’n’ roll for religion (again).

1980: Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) dies in a car crash

1982 Sonny Stitt dies of cancer at the age of 48

23 July

1944: Andy McKay (Roxy Music)

1945: David Essex.

1955: Slash (Guns ‘N Roses).

1983: Tex Morton, dies aged 67.

24 July

1953: Jon Faddis

1964: The Rolling Stones’ concert at the Ballroom, Blackpool, causes what is said to be the first riot of their long, illustrious riot-filled career.

1980: Peter Sellers dies, aged 54.

25 July

1942: Bruce (Seekers) Woodley.

1965: Bob Dylan performs electric music for the first time. He is booed off stage at the Newport Folk Festival.

1966: Brian Jones performs his last American concert with the Stones in San Francisco.

1968: First album released from Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin.

1969: Neil Young joins CSN for the first time in a concert at the Fillmore East.

1984: Willie Mae Thornton dies of a heart attack at the age of 57

26 July

1928: Stanley Kubrick (d.1999)

1943: Mick Jagger

27 July

1944: Bobby Gentry (‘Ode to Billy Jo’)

28 July

1944-1981: Mike Bloomfield.

1967: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are released from prison after a hearing before the Lord Chief Justice.

1970: The Australian premiere of Ned Kelly is held in the Victorian country town of Glenrowan.

29 July

1916: Charlie Christian

1965: The Beatles’ second film, Help, premieres in London before the Queen.

1974: Mama Cass Elliot dies aged 30.

30 July

1936: George ‘Buddy’ Guy

1970: The Rolling Stones publicly lose their erstwhile manager Allan Klein.

1983: The Beat split up.

31 July

1907: Roy Milton

1918: Hank Jones

1923: Ahmet Ertegun (Founder of Atlantic Records, chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation).

1948: Russell ‘The Real Thing’ Morris.

1967: Jim Reeves dies in an air crash, aged 44.

1967: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards successfully appeal their drug convictions.

1968: The Beatles record Hey Jude at the Abbey Rd Studios in London. 1969: The US No.1 LP is from Blood Sweat and Tears. The UK No 1 single is “Honky Tonk Woman” from the Rolling Stones. That’s better!

1987: Teddy Wilson dies

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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