Saturday July 18th
1929 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – one of rock’s original showmen – is allegedly born on this date in Cleveland.
1963 – In the studio, the Beatles start recording “‘Til There Was You,”
“You Really Got a Hold on Me,” and “Money (That’s What I Want).”
1964 – The Rolling Stones get their first U.K. No. 1 with “It’s All Over Now.”
1968 – The Grateful Dead release Anthem of the Sun. Their second album fails to chart.
1970 – Pink Floyd and Deep Purple play a free concert at London’s Hyde Park that attracts an audience of 20,000.
1973 – Jethro Tull sell out three nights at the Los Angeles Forum in one-and-a-half hours.
1975 – At London’s Lyceum Theater, Bob Marley & the Wailers record the concert that is featured on their album Live!
1988 – A California court upholds an earlier decision clearing Ozzy
Osbourne’s song “Suicide Solution” of being responsible for a teenager
taking his own life in 1984.
1994 – The Rolling Stones play a secret gig in a Toronto nightclub for their fans.
1995 – Neil Young forms the Vapor Records label with his manager, Elliot Roberts.
2006 – Pamela Anderson tells her Web site that she’s become engaged to Kid Rock – for a second time.