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    WEEK 21st - 31st JULY


    July 29, 1973 : "LED ZEPPELIN", in the midst of a very successful U.S. tour, are the victims of one of the largest cash thefts in New York City as $180,000 is taken from the band's deposit box at the Drake Hotel. The money is mostly cash receipts from the first of two night at Madison Square Garden.

    July 26, 1976 : "TED NUGENT"'s self-titled sixth album goes gold.

    July 25, 1980 : "AC/DC" releases "Back In Black",their first album with Brian Johnson as lead singer.

    July 25, 1980 : "KISS" introduce new drummer,Eric Carr,at a concert at the Paladium in New York City.Carr,who wears fox make-up,replaces Peter Criss.

    July 24, 1995 : "PARADISE LOST" release "Draconian Times".

    July 24, 1984 : "METALLICA" release "Ride The Lightning".

    July 24, 1990 : A wrongful death trial involving "JUDAS PRIEST" opens in Reno,Nevada.Parents had charged in a lawsuit that the band's "Stained Class" album contained subliminal messages that drove two teenagers to attempt suicide.The judge eventually cleared the group.

    July 22, 1969 : "LED ZEPPELIN"'s debut goes gold.

    Posted on 2008-07-21 12:58:23 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 21st - 31st JULY (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    July 21, 1946, Barry Whitham (Herman's Hermits)
    July 21, 1948, Cat Stevens
    July 21, 1955, Howie Epstein (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
    July 22, 1937, Chuck Jackson
    July 22, 1940, George Clinton
    July 22, 1944, Estelle Bennett (Ronettes)
    July 22, 1944, Richard Davies (Supertramp)
    July 22, 1947, Don Henley (Eagles)
    July 22, 1963, Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls)
    July 22, 1964, Will Calhoun (Living Colour)
    July 22, 1967, Pat Badger (Extreme)
    July 23, 1935, Cleveland Duncan (Penguins)
    July 23, 1945, Dino Danelli (Rascals)
    July 23, 1946, Andy Mackay (Roxy Music)
    July 23, 1947, David Essex
    July 23, 1950, Blair Thornton (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
    July 23, 1971, Alison Krauss
    July 24, 1941, Barbara Jean Love (Friends of Distinction)
    July 24, 1948, Steve Goodman
    July 24, 1961, Gary Cherone (Extreme)
    July 25, 1942, Bruce Woodly (Seekers)
    July 25, 1943, Jim McCarty (Yardbirds/Renaissance)
    July 25, 1958, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
    July 25, 1973, Ladybug (Mary Ann Vieira) (Digable Planets)
    July 26, 1937, Al Banks (Turbans)
    July 26, 1941, Brenton Wood
    July 26, 1942, Dobie Gray
    July 26, 1943, Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)
    July 26, 1949, Roger Taylor (Queen)
    July 27, 1933, Nick Reynolds (Kingston Trio)
    July 27, 1942, Kim Fowley
    July 27, 1943, Al Ramsey (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)
    July 27, 1944, Bobbie Gentry
    July 27, 1949, David Weck (Brownsville Station)
    July 27, 1949, Maureen McGovern
    July 27, 1962, Karl Mueller (Soul Asylum)
    July 28, 1938, George Cummings (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
    July 28, 1944, Mike Bloomfield (Butterfield Blues Band/Electric Flag)
    July 28, 1945, Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)
    July 28, 1946, Jonathan Edwards
    July 28, 1949, Simon Kirke (Free/Bad Company)
    July 28, 1949, Steven Took (T. Rex)
    July 29, 1953, Geddy Lee (Rush)
    July 29, 1973, Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men)
    July 30, 1941, Paul Anka
    July 30, 1945, David Sanborn
    July 30, 1946, Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond (Jethro Tull)
    July 30, 1958, Kate Bush
    July 31, 1923, Amhet Ertegun (record executive)
    July 31, 1932, Morey Carr (Playmates)
    July 31, 1937, Bonnie Brown (The Browns)
    July 31, 1939, John West (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)
    July 31, 1943, Lobo (Roland Kent Lavoie)
    July 31, 1946, Bob Welch (Fleetwood Mac)
    July 31, 1946, Gary Lewis (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)
    July 31, 1953, Hugh MacDowell (Electric Light Orchestra)
    July 31, 1958, Bill Berry (R.E.M.)
    Posted on 2008-07-21 12:57:07 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th JULY


    July 20, 1999 : "ESP" featuring Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick, John Corabi and Karl Cochran release their debut.

    July 18, 1995 : "MEGADETH" release "Hidden Treasures".


    July 18, 1995 : "MOTORHEAD" release "Sacrifice".

    July 17, 1979 : "AC/DC" release "Highway To Hell".

    July 16, 1966 : "CREAM" are formed.

    July 16, 1984 : YNGWIE MALMSTEEN leaves "ALCATRAZZ".

    July 14, 1999 : Gar Samuelson, the original "MEGADETH" drummer, dies at his home in Orange City, Florida. Cause of death was undiagnosed complications to the liver. Touted as 'the man who taught the speed metal world how to swing', Samuelson was a member of Megadeth during their beginning days and went on to record the gold LP, Killing is My Business and Business is Good, for Relativity Records and the multi-platinum, Peace Sells...But Who's Buying for Capitol Records.

    July 14, 1997 : "MOTLEY CRUE"'s Generation Swine debuts at #4 on the Billboard top 200 with first-week sales of over 80,000 copies.


    July 14, 1997 : Slash states that the reason he split with Axl and "GUNS N' ROSES" is that the pair didn't see eye to eye on the musical direction of the band.

    July 13, 1969 : "BLACK SABBATH" played it's first gig.

    Posted on 2008-07-12 02:54:00 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 11th - 20th JULY (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    July 11, 1897, Blind Lemon Jefferson
    July 11, 1931, Tab Hunter
    July 11, 1951, Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters)
    July 11, 1959, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
    July 11, 1959, Suzanne Vega
    July 12, 1942, Swamp Dogg
    July 12, 1943, Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
    July 12, 1948, Walter Egan
    July 12, 1949, John Wetton (Asia)
    July 12, 1950, Eric Carr (Kiss)
    July 12, 1962, Daniel Murphy (Soul Asylum)
    July 13, 1942, Roger McGuinn (Byrds)
    July 13, 1942, Jay Uzzell (Corsairs)
    July 13, 1942, Stephen Jo Bladd (J. Geils Band)
    July 14, 1912, Woodie Guthrie
    July 14, 1938, Bob Scholl (Mello-Kings)
    July 15, 1945, Peter Lewis (Moby Grape)
    July 15, 1946, Linda Ronstadt
    July 16, 1940, Tony Jackson (Searchers)
    July 16, 1949, Ray Major (Mott the Hoople)
    July 16, 1952, Stewart Copeland (Police)
    July 17, 1938, Stanley Bronstein (Elephant's Memory Band)
    July 17, 1941, Spencer Davis
    July 17, 1948, Mick Tucker (Sweet)
    July 17, 1949, Terry Butler (Black Sabbath)
    July 17, 1952, Phoebe Snow
    July 17, 1952, Nicolette Larson
    July 17, 1971, DJ Minutemix (Jarrett Cordes) (P.M. Dawn)
    July 17, 1971, Ed Kowalczyk (Live)
    July 18, 1929, Screaming Jay Hawkins
    July 18, 1931, Papa Dee Allen (War)
    July 18, 1939, Dion (Dion DiMucci)
    July 18, 1939, Brian Auger (Trinity)
    July 18, 1941, Martha Reeves
    July 18, 1941, Lonnie Mack
    July 18, 1943, Robin MacDonald (Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas)
    July 18, 1943, Bobby Sherman
    July 18, 1945, Danny McCulloch (Animals)
    July 18, 1948, Philip Harris (Ace)
    July 18, 1949, Wally Bryson (Raspberries)
    July 18, 1950, Glenn Hughes (Village People)
    July 18, 1955, Terry Chambers (XTC)
    July 19, 1926, Sue Thompson
    July 19, 1941, Vicki Carr
    July 19, 1946, Alan Gorie (Average White Band)
    July 19, 1947, Bernie Leadon (Flying Burrito Bros./Eagles)
    July 19, 1947, Brian May (Queen)
    July 19, 1948, Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead)
    July 20, 1945, John Lodge (Moody Blues)
    July 20, 1946, Kim Carnes
    July 20, 1947, Carlos Santana
    July 20, 1956, Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)
    July 20, 1964, Chris Sornell (Soundgarden)
    July 20, 1966, Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
    Posted on 2008-07-11 12:54:13 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th JULY


    July 10, 1969 : Ian Gillan joins "DEEP PURPLE".

    July 10, 1968 : Eric Clapton announced that "CREAM" will break up following a farewell tour.

    July 9, 1996 : "KISS" release "You Wanted The Best,You Got The Best".

    July 8, 1986 : OZZY OSBOURNE releases his final album with guitarist Jake E Lee,"The Ultimate Sin".


    July 8, 1997 : "PANTERA" release "Official Live".

    July 7, 1999 : Jeff Scott Soto leaves "TAKARA".

    July 7, 1997 : "QUIET RIOT" reunites with singer Kevin DuBrow,bassist Rudy Sarzo,guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Frankie Banali.

    July 6, 1996 : former "KINGDOM COME"/"WARRANT" drummer James Kottak joins the "SCORPIONS",replacing the longtime backbone Herman Rarebell who's now heading 'Monaco Records' in Germany. 

    July 6, 1974 : "BAD COMPANY" release their debut on Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label.


    July 6, 1986 : DAVID LEE ROTH releases his full-length debut,"Eat 'Em And Smile".

    July 6, 1973 : a new British band called "QUEEN",released their first single,'Keep Yourself Alive'.

    July 5, 1988 : California thrash gods "SLAYER" released their classic fourth album,"South Of Heaven".

    July 4, 1998 : "THIN LIZZY" goes back out on the road featuring frontman/guitarist John Sykes,guitarist Scott Gorham,drummer Brian Downey,keyboardist Darren Wharton and bassist John Mendoza.

    July 4, 1982 : OZZY OSBOURNE weds Sharon Arden,daughter of the legendary Don Arden.


    July 2, 1969 : bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell quit the "JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE".


    July 2, 1983 : "IRON MAIDEN"'s single "The Trooper" is released.

    July 2, 1984 : DIO releases "The Last In Line".

    July 1, 1981 : John Morey from "STEPPENWOLF" died in a car accident at the age of 32.

    Posted on 2008-07-02 09:17:10 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th JULY (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    July 1, 1930, Bobby Day
    July 1, 1939, Delaney Bramlett (Delaney & Bonnie)
    July 1, 1945, Deborah Harry (Blondie)
    July 1, 1946, June Monteiro (Toys)
    July 1, 1951, Fred Schneider (B52s)
    July 1, 1952, Dan Aykroyd a.k.a. Elwood Blues (Blues Brothers)
    July 2, 1939, Paul Williams (Temptations)
    July 2, 1952, Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis & The News)
    July 2, 1961, Paul Geary (Extreme)
    July 3, 1893, "Mississippi" John Hurt
    July 3, 1943, Judith Durham (Seekers)
    July 3, 1948, Paul Barrerre (Little Feat)
    July 3, 1949, Fontella Bass
    July 3, 1949, John Verity (Argent)
    July 3, 1955, Mike Corby (Babys)
    July 3, 1957, Laura Branigan
    July 3, 1959, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)
    July 3, 1969, Butterfly (Ishmael Butler)(Digable Planets)
    July 4, 1900, Louis Armstrong
    July 4, 1934, Gilbert Lopez (Tune Weavers)
    July 4, 1938, Bill Withers
    July 4, 1943, Alan Wilson (Canned Heat)
    July 4, 1948, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac)
    July 4, 1955, John Waite
    July 4, 1958, Kirk Pengilly (INXS)
    July 4, 1963, Matt Malley (Counting Crows)
    July 5, 1941, Terry Cashman
    July 5, 1944, Robbie Robertson
    July 5, 1946, Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf)
    July 5, 1951, Huey Lewis
    July 5, 1959, Marc Cohn
    July 5, 1973, Bengt Lagerberg (Cardigans)
    July 6, 1925, Bill Haley
    July 6, 1931, Della Reese
    July 6, 1937, Gene Chandler
    July 6, 1945, R. K. Elswit (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
    July 6, 1949, Michael Shrieve (Santana)
    July 6, 1953, Nanci Griffith
    July 7, 1940, Ringo Starr (Beatles)
    July 7, 1944, Warren Entner (Grassroots)
    July 7, 1945, Jim Rodford (Argent)
    July 7, 1947, David Hodo (Village People)
    July 7, 1948, Larry Rheinhardt (Iron Butterfly)
    July 7, 1962, Mark White (Spin Doctors)
    July 8, 1908, Louis Jordan
    July 8, 1935, Steve Lawrence
    July 8, 1944, Michael Johnson
    July 8, 1944, Jai Johanny Johanson (Allman Brothers)
    July 9, 1941, Donald McPherson (Main Ingredient)
    July 9, 1959, Marc Almond (Soft Cell)
    July 9, 1965, Courtney Love (Hole)
    July 10, 1947, Arlo Guthrie
    July 10, 1949, Dave Smalley (Raspberries)
    July 10, 1949, Ronnie James Rio (Rainbow)
    July 10, 1954, Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys)
    Posted on 2008-06-30 10:41:37 and written by dimitris