10 July

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1977 Cher gives birth to Elijah Blue Allman, her first and only child with Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers.

1976 A 16-year-old girl is stabbed to death at a Yes concert in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1976 England Dan and John Ford Coley's "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" enters the charts.

1976 The Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight" hits #1 in America, where it stays for two weeks. The song is not about the US bicentennial (July 4, 1976), but about daytime lovemaking.

1975 Gladys Knight & the Pips debut their own summer variety music show on NBC TV.

1975 Gregg Allman and Cher's famously rocky marriage almost ends in divorce after only ten days. Cher changes her mind three weeks later.

1972 Nilsson releases Son of Schmilsson.

1971 Three Dog Night releases "Liar."

1969 The funeral is held for The Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones, who was found dead in his swimming pool on July 3rd.

1969 The Temptations Show, a Motown special featuring the group, airs in syndication. They perform, among other hits, "Get Ready," "Cloud Nine," and "Runaway Child, Running Wild."

1968 Eric Clapton announces the breakup of the supergroup Cream, currently finishing up its last tour.

1968 Early prog-rockers The Nice are banned from London's Royal Albert Hall after burning an American flag on stage as an antiwar protest.

1967 Kenny Rogers leaves the The New Christy Minstrels and forms The First Edition, who have a hit the next year with "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)."

1967 Bobbie Gentry's first single, "Ode To Billie Joe," is released. It would go on to top the Hot 100 for four weeks.

1965 Peter DiStefano (guitarist for Porno For Pyros) is born in Santa Monica, California.

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