July 2013


1 July

1897: Blind Lemon Jefferson
1915: Willie Dixon
1935: James Cotton
1939: Delaney Bramlett. Died: December 27, 2008
1943: Jeff Wayne
1945: Debbie Harry
1949: John Farnham
1951: Fred Schneider (B-52s)

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
1943: Judith Durham (The Seekers)

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
1938 Bill Withers
1943-1970 Al Wilson (Canned Heat). Died: September 3, 1970
1948 Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwod Mac)

1969 The Plastic Ono Band release ‘Give Peace a Chance’
1976: The Ramones debut UK gig at the Roundhouse
2003: Barry White dies.

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
1937: Gene Chandler
1939: Jet Harris (The Shadows). Died: March 18, 2011)
1949: Mike Shrieve (Santana)
1979: Nic Cester (Jet)

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. Died: March 21, 2011

1932: Joe Zawinul
1944: Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey)
1951: Blondie Chaplin

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
1924: Johnnie Johnson. Died: April 13, 2005
1970: Beck

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
1946: Bon Scott (AC/DC). Died: February 19, 1980
1947: Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience). Died:November 12, 2008
1957: Marc Almond
1964: Courtney Love
1979: Jack White

10 July

1939: Mavis Staples
1942: Ronnie James Dio
1947: Arlo ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ Guthrie
1974: Imelda May

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
1959: Suzanne Vega, Richie Sambora

1937. George Gershwin dies from a brain tumor.
1959: Joan Baez makes her first recording.
1985: The Rolling Stones perform their first concerts for eight years.

12 July

1937: Bill Cosby
1940: Christine McVie
1947: Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood)

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
1945: Jim Gordon (Derek & The Dominos)

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

15 July

1923: Philly Joe Jones
1946: Linda Ronstadt
1947: Roky Erickson
1949: Trevor Horn
1952: Johnny Thunders (Died April 23, 1991)
1956: Joe Satriani
1956: Ian Curtis (Joy Division) Died: May 18, 1980
1966: Jason Bonham

16 July

1941: Desmond Dekker
1952: Stewart Copeland

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
1942: Zoot Money
1948: Ron Asheton (The Stooges). Died: January 1, 2009
1950: Phoebe Snow
1952: Nicolette Larson (Died: December 16, 1997)

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
1938: Ian Stewart (Rolling Stones)
1939: Dion (di Mucci). Martha Reeves, Brian Auger
1941: Lonnie Mack
1954: Ricky Skaggs

19 July

1947: Brian May (Queen)
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
1964: Chris Cornell

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

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

21 July

1949: Cat Stevens.

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

1937: Chuck Jackson
1941: George Clinton
1947: Don Henley
1973: Rufus Wainwright

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

1943: Tony Joe White
1944: Andy McKay (Roxy Music)
1945: David Essex
1955: Slash (Guns ‘N Roses)
1971: Alison Krauss

1983: Tex Morton, dies aged 67
2011: Amy Winehouse dies.

24 July

1953: Jon Faddis
1957: Pam Tillis

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.
1943: Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds, Box of Frogs)

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)
1940: Dobie Gray (‘The In Crowd’)
1941: Darlene Love
1943: Mick Jagger
1945: Betty Davis (nee Mabry)
1949: Roger Taylor (Queen)

27 July

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

28 July

1943: Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) Died: September 15, 2008
1943: Simon Kirke (Free, Bad Company)
1944-1981: Mike Bloomfield
1949: Stephen Peregrine Took (T-Rex). D: October 27, 1980
1954: Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple)
1962: Rachel Sweet

1995: Eddie Hinton dies aged 51. (Born June 15, 1944)

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, starring Mick Jagger, is held in the Victorian country town of Glenrowan.

29 July

1916: Charlie Christian
1923: Jim Marshall (The Lord of Loud), Died April 5, 2012
1953: Patti Scialfa

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
1940: Big Jack Johnson, Died: March 14, 2011
1941: Paul Anka
1945: David Sanborn (saxophone)
1958: Kate Bush

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). Died: December 14, 2006
1948: Russell ‘The Real Thing’ Morris.
1958: Bill Berry (R.E.M.)

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 Road 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.
1987: Teddy Wilson dies

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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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