4 July

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1966 The Lovin' Spoonful release "Summer In The City."

1966 The Beatles play two shows in the Philippines, first in the afternoon to a crowd of 30,000, then in the evening to another 50,000. They fly to India the next day.

1964 The Rolling Stones appear on the BBC's Juke Box Jury show as panelists, where they pass judgment on various records. A review in The Daily Sketch calls them "gum-chewing, ill-mannered, ill-humoured, illiberal and illogical jurors."

1964 Millie Small, part of the British Invasion, reaches #2 in America with "My Boy Lollipop."

1963 Matt Malley (former bass guitarist for Counting Crows) is born in Oakland, California.

1959 Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall, and Leslie Kong found Island Records in Jamaica, taking the label's name from Harry Belafonte's "Island in the Sun."

1959 The Brothers Four release "Greenfields."

1958 INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly is born in Kew, Victoria, Australia.

1955 Gene Vincent's leg is crushed when his motorcycle is struck by a car in Franklin, Virginia.

1952 John Waite (lead vocalist, bass guitarist of The Babys and lead vocalist of Bad English) is born in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.

1951 Ralph Johnson (drummer for Earth, Wind & Fire) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1948 Jeremy Spencer (guitarist, pianist for Fleetwood Mac) is born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England.

1943 Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (guitarist, harmonica player for Canned Heat) is born in Arlington, Massachusetts.

1940 Dave Rowberry (keyboardist for The Animals) is born in Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, England.

1938 Bill Withers is born in Slab Fork, West Virginia.

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Abba Reunite for Mamma Mia! Film Premiere


The movie Mamma Mia!, featuring the music of ABBA and based on the musical, opens in Sweden where the group attends the screening, briefly reuniting Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Agnetha Faltskog.

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