11 July

Pick a Day


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1965 Scott Shriner (bassist for Weezer) is born in Toledo, Ohio.

1962 The Telstar satellite, the first active communications satellite, is launched by AT&T, inspiring the Tornadoes' instrumental hit of the same name later that year.

1962 The Marvelettes release "Beechwood 4-5789."

1960 The Hollywood Argyles' "Alley Oop" hits #1 in America.

1959 Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)

1959 Suzanne Vega

1957 Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy is born near Northampton, England.

1955 Elvis Presley records "I Forgot To Remember To Forget," "Mystery Train," "Trying To Get To You"

1954 Benny DiFranco (The DeFranco Family)

1953 Peter Brown

1951 On WJW in Cleveland, Alan Freed broadcasts his first "Moondog House Rock and Roll Party," marking the first radio show with the phrase "Rock and Roll" and giving Freed a claim on the origin of the term. More importantly, Freed plays R&B music, which introducing the sound to a new (and mostly white) audience.

1950 Bonnie Pointer (The Pointer Sisters)

1950 Film producer/record executive B.G. "Buddy" DeSylva dies in Los Angeles at age 55. He also co-wrote the Al Jolson hit "April Showers," among many others.

1947 Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1946 Dean Martin begins his recording career mere weeks before teaming up with nightclub comic Jerry Lewis.

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Jerry Garcia Introduces Line Of Neckties


Jerry Garcia, who has a passion for painting and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, introduces a line of neckties he designed.

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