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Happy birthday to Carlos Santana, born on 20 July 1947, Mexican and American rock guitarist. Santana had the 1970
album Abraxas, the 1977 UK No.11 single 'She's Not There', and their 1999 US No.1 single 'Smooth' spent eleven weeks at No.1, (also No.1 in the UK). He won eight Grammy Awards for his Supernatural album at the 2000 awards. Do you have a favourite track?
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20th July 1954, The Blue Moon Boys made their live debut appearing on the back of a flatbed truck outside a new drug store for its grand opening in Memphis. The band line up was Elvis Presley Scotty Moore and Bill Black. The name was taken from a song they had recorded just two weeks previously, 'Blue Moon of Kentucky.' More Elvis facts here: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
20th July 1954 The Blue Moon Boys made their live debut appearing

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Happy birthday to Brian May, born on 19 July 1947, guitarist, singer and songwriter with Queen who had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' which returned to No.1 in 1991. Queen scored over 40 other UK Top 40 singles, and also scored the 1980 US No.1 single 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'. May had the solo 1992 UK No.5 single 'Too Much Love Will Kill You'. May was made Commander of the... View more »
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Have a listen to our latest podcast here: Pete Mitchell is joined by Harvey Kubernik live from Hollywood. On the musical agenda Billie Holiday, Simple Minds, Bay City Rollers, Sex Pistols and George Clinton. [ Audioboom.com Link ]
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18th July 1966, Bobby Fuller leader of The Bobby Fuller Four was found dead in his car in Los Angeles aged 23. Fuller died mysteriously from gasoline asphyxiation, while parked outside his apartment. Police labelled it a suicide, but the possibility of foul play has always been mentioned. Had the 1966 US No.9 single 'I Fought The Law' written by Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly's Crickets and... View more »
18th July 1966 Bobby Fuller leader of The Bobby Fuller Four was

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17th July 1965, King Records released 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag' by James Brown, which went on to sell over 2 million copies and receive the Grammy Award for best for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording. 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag' is considered seminal in the emergence of funk music as a distinct style. [ Audioboom.com Link ]
17th July 1965 King Records released 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag'

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16th July 1969, During recordings for their Abbey Road album, The Beatles worked on two new George Harrison songs, 'Here Comes The Sun' and 'Something.' Harrison was inspired to write 'Here Comes The Sun' when taking a day off from Apple business and spending the day walking around the garden at Eric Clapton's house. More on Abbey Road: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
16th July 1969 During recordings for their Abbey Road album The Beatles

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We've updated our Stairway To Heaven - Dead Rock Stars page. From Gregg Allman to Frank Zappa - have a look: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
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Happy birthday to Stuart Copeland, born on 16th July 1952, multi-instrumentalist and composer best known as the drummer for The Police and for his film music soundtracks. Also a member of Curved Air, (1971 UK No.4 single 'Back Street Luv'). The Police scored the 1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Every Breath You Take' plus four other UK No.1 singles. More on The Police: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
Happy birthday to Stuart Copeland born on 16th July 1952 multi instrumentalist

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15th July 1956, Born on this day, Ian Curtis, guitar, vocals, Warsaw, Joy Division, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'). Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England on 18th May 1980 at the age of 23. Curtis had the Iggy Pop album 'The Idiot', playing on his stereo and left a note that said, 'At this very moment, I wish I were dead. I Just can't cope... View more »
15th July 1956 Born on this day Ian Curtis guitar vocals Warsaw

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1967, David Bowie released the single 'Love You Till Tuesday' which failed to reach the charts. Bowie’s 1969 showpiece film Love You till Tuesday took its name from the song, which also featured over the opening credits. The first version of the song, recorded in February 1967, was included on Bowie's debut album. A second version, released as a single, was recorded on 3 June 1967 and released... View more »
1967 David Bowie released the single 'Love You Till Tuesday' which failed

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14th July 1912, Born on this day, Woodrow Wilson ‘Woody’ Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma. Folk singer and songwriter, famous for his ‘Dust Bowl Ballads’ and protest songs in the 1930’s and 1940’s. His work was a major influence on the young Bob Dylan, providing inspiration and mentorship. Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie. He... View more »
14th July 1912 Born on this day Woodrow Wilson ‘Woody’ Guthrie in

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Big thanks to The Guardian for this very nice piece on our new book David Bowie - I Was There: [ Theguardian.com Link ]
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13th July 1985, At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world's biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney,... View more »
13th July 1985 At 12 01 Status Quo started the Live Aid

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Try our very hard Elvis Quiz: See how many you can score. [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
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12th July 1954, 19 year old Elvis Presley signed a recording contract with Sun Records. He also gave in his notice at his day job at The Crown Electric Company. Sam Phillips from Sun Records originally wanted to use the 19 year old to make demos of songs meant for other artists, but soon realized that here was the man who could bridge the gap between white and black performances. See our Elvis... View more »
12th July 1954 19 year old Elvis Presley signed a recording contract

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Happy birthday to Wilko Johnson, born on 12th July 1947, guitar, Dr Feelgood, (1979 UK No.9 single 'Milk And Alcohol') and a founding member of Solid Senders. Wilko stated in early 2013 that he had terminal cancer and was given just 10 months to live, and aptly announced he was going on a farewell tour. On 22 March 2013, Wilko played what he thought would be his final show guesting with... View more »
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11th July 1970, Three Dog Night started a two-week run at No.1 in the US with their version of the Randy Newman song 'Mama Told Me Not To Come', which was also a No.3 hit in the UK. The song was first covered by Eric Burdon on his first solo album in 1966 and gave Tom Jones & Stereophonics a No.4 hit on the UK Singles Chart in 2000.
11th July 1970 Three Dog Night started a two week run at

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11th July 1969, 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing but had to be re-released before it became a hit, later in the year in the UK (but not until 1973 in the US). Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs 'Ashes to Ashes', 'Hallo Spaceboy' and possibly the music video for 'Blackstar'.... View more »
11th July 1969 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie was released in the

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