Today in rock history
Tuesday July 7th
1940 – Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) is born in Liverpool,
1963 – The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut when they appeared on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars.’
1966 – The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sunny Afternoon’, the group’s third and last UK No.1.
1967 – The Monkees open a national tour with little-known Jimi Hendrix as the opening act.
1968 – The Yardbirds finally call it quits, leading guitarist Jimmy
Page to form the New Yardbirds in order to fulfill some tour
commitments. The group, featuring Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John
Paul Jones, becomes Led Zeppelin.
1969 – George Harrison recorded
his new song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ with just two other Beatles, Paul
McCartney and Ringo Starr at Abbey Road in London. John Lennon was
absent recovering from a car crash in Scotland.
1973 – Paul McCartney & Wings release “Live and Let Die.”
1986 – David Lee Roth releases his first solo album, Eat ‘Em and Smile.
2000 – Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield aggravates a chronic back injury before a show at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.
2007 – Ozzy Osbourne became the first artist to be honoured on Birmingham’s own Hollywood-style Walk of Fame.
2010 – Paul McCartney celebrated Ringo Starr’s 70th birthday performing at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.