21 July

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1969 Blind Faith, a group comprised of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech, release their self-titled debut album in the United States.More

1963 Birth of Beatlemania? 4,000 fans without tickets try to crash a Beatles gig in Blackpool, England - the only way the band can get in is via the roof.

1961 The Supremes release "Buttered Popcorn," produced by Motown boss Berry Gordy. It sells poorly, and is the last Supremes single with Florence Ballard on lead vocals.

1960 Brian Hyland appears as a guest on CBS' popular TV game show To Tell The Truth.

1960 Elvis Presley receives a first degree black belt in karate.

1958 Elvis Presley's "Hard Headed Woman" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1958 The Coasters' "Yakety Yak" hits #1.

1955 Howie Epstein (bassist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1955 Swing entertainer Taco is born Taco Ockerse in Jakarta, Indonesia.

1953 Eric Bazilian (frontman for The Hooters) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1946 Barry Whitwam (drummer for Herman's Hermits) is born in Prestbury, Cheshire, England.

1945 Mike Wilsh (bassist, keyboardists for The Four Pennies) is born Michael Wilshaw in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.

1945 Rosie Hamlin (lead singer of Rosie & the Originals) is born in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

1937 Plas Johnson, the sax soloist on Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme," is born in Donaldson, Louisiana.

1929 Jazz singer Helen Merrill is born Jelena Ana Milčetić in New York City.

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Milli Vanilli Busted For Lip-Synching


Performing on the Club MTV tour at a stop in Bristol, Connecticut, Milli Vanilli's tracks go screwy when they try to lip-synch to the song "Girl You Know It's True." As the line "girl you know it's..." repeats over and over, the duo panic and scurry off stage. It is later revealed that they didn't sing on their album.

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