Wednesday July 22nd
1944 – Richard Davies of Supertramp is born.
1947 – Drummer Don Henley of the Eagles is born in Gilmer, Texas.
1964 – The Beatles take part in the Night of a Hundred Stars at the London Palladium.
1968 – The Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” album is released.
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sledgehammer,” Peter Gabriel. The song is the first single from Gabriel’s album “So.”
1998 – The Beastie Boys begin touring in support of their fifth release, “Hello Nasty,” at Seattle’s Key Arena.
1989 – Ringo Starr kicks off his first-ever solo tour with the
All-Starr Band, featuring Joe Walsh, Billy Preston, and Clarence
2003 – Coldplay perform the second show of a two-night
stand in Sydney, Australia. The gigs are later released as their live
1996 – Now Slayer just doesn’t seem to be the sort of band
you’d ever accuse of being satanic. But that’s just what the angry
parents of a murdered girl in California say. In their lawsuit against
Slayer and American Recordings, they claim three boys were incited to
kill Elyse Pahler through the group’s lyrics.
2005 – The Doors
drummer John Densmore wins a ruling that keeps the other two surviving
members – Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger – from using the band’s name as
part of their oldies act, The Doors of the 21st Century.
Elton John is no. 1 on the UK Album charts on This Day in Rock Music
History! Elton is joined by Pnau on ‘Good monring to the Night’.