17 July

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1974 John Lennon's appeal for US citizenship is denied by the government and he is given sixty days to leave the country.

1972 While touring in Montreal, a bomb goes off under one of The Rolling Stones' trucks. There are no injuries, and the show goes on as planned.

1971 Jarrett Cordes (aka DJ Minutemix of PM Dawn) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. His stepfather is George Brown of Kool & the Gang.

1970 The Guess Who perform at the White House for President Richard Nixon and his royal guests, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. They do not play their hit "American Woman," as they are asked to refrain from performing it "as a matter of taste."

1969 The Beatles record "Oh! Darling" and "Octopus's Garden."

1968 Deep Purple releases "Hush."

1967 Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane dies of liver cancer at age 40.

1967 Jimi Hendrix plays his eighth and final show as the opening act for The Monkees, which understandably does not go well as Monkees fans want nothing to do with Hendrix.

1967 The Beatles release "All You Need Is Love" b/w "Baby, You're A Rich Man" in the US.

1965 James Brown releases "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag." It would become Brown's first song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten.

1964 The Supremes release "Where Did Our Love Go."

1963 Regina Belle is born in Englewood, New Jersey.

1962 Elvis Presley releases "She's Not You."

1955 Walt Disney opens his amusement park, Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, and on the live ABC television special he introduces his new teen and pre-teen sensations, the Mouseketeers, including future star Annette Funicello.

1954 Danny Cedrone, guitarist featured on Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around The Clock," dies at age 33 after falling down stairs and breaking his neck.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Finally Makes it to Baton Rouge


Fourteen years after the deadly crash of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Baton Rouge-bound aircraft, the surviving members of the band, reunited under the name "Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991," return to the Louisiana city to kick off a new tour. Shirts sold for the event read, "Baton Rouge! After 14 years! We're finally here..."

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