Sunday July 19th
1947 – Queen guitar king Brian May is born in Twickenham, England.
1969 – Having just turned 28, Spencer Davis decides to break up the Spencer Davis Group.
1973 – Byrds guitarist Clarence White is buried after being killed by a drunk driver. He was 29.
1974 – David Bowie wraps up his tour supporting Diamond Dogs in New York.
1975 – The Rolling Stones are joined onstage by Elton John… in Denver, Colorado
1976 – Deep Purple split up for the first time
1980 – production of The Elephant Man starring David Bowie opens in Denver.
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Invisible Touch,” Genesis.
1991 – Drummer Steve Adler files suit in Los Angeles against his former
band, Guns N’ Roses. The 26-year-old claims band members pressured him
to use heroin and then dropped him after he entered a rehabilitation
2003 – The troubled Lollapalooza tour with Jane’s Addiction
and Audioslave cancels an upstate New York date, citing rising
2006 – Thom Yorke has more reasons to be unhappy.
The Radiohead frontman’s solo disc The Eraser debuts at No. 2 in the
U.S. album charts, right below hits compilation Now That’s What I Call