July 21st: On this Day In Music History
|1961, The Everly Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Temptation.' The American duo's fourth and last UK No.1.|
|1965, Sonny & Cher appeared at The Power House, San Diego, California.|
|1966, Georgie Fame was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get Away'. The song started life as a TV jingle for a petrol advert.|
1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of three nights at the Cafe-a-Go-Go in New York City.
1969, The Beatles started work on the John Lennon song 'Come Together' at Abbey Road studios in London.
1977, Despite protests, The Sex Pistols made their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip-synched to their third single, 'Pretty Vacant'. The performance helped push the song up the charts to No.7.
|2008, The Police played the first of two nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado during the final leg of their 152-date world Reunion tour. The tour became the third highest grossing tour of all time, with revenues reaching over $340 million.|
|July 21st: Born on this day|
|1942, Born on this day, Kim Fowley, US singer, producer, worked with The Murmaids, PJ Proby, The Beach Boys, The Runaways, Frank Zappa, Slade, Family. Produced the 1962, B Bumble And The Stingers UK No.1 'Nut Rocker.'|
|1945, Born on this day, Mike Wilson, The Four Pennies, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Juliet').|
|1946, Barry Whitwam, drums, Herman's Hermits, (1964 UK No.1 single 'I'm Into Something Good', 1965 US No.1 single 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter').|
|1947, Born on this day, Cat Stevens, singer, songwriter, (1967 UK No.2 single 'Matthew And Son', 1972 UK No.9 & US No.6 single, 'Morning Has Broken'). Wrote 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' Covered by PP Arnold, Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crow. Converted to the Muslim religion in 1977 changing his name to Yusef Islam|
1955, Born on this day, Howie Epstein, bass, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, (1977 single 'American Girl', 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'). Died of a suspected drug overdose in New Mexico on 23rd February 2003.
|1958, Born on this day, Henry Priestman, vocals, keyboards, The Christians, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Harvest For The World'). Also a member of The Yachts and It's Immaterial.|
1961, Born on this day, Jim Martin, guitar, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single 'I'm Easy').
1974, Born on this day, Terry Caldwell, vocals, East 17, (1994 UK No.1 single 'Stay Another Day', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
Died on this day
2002, Producer Gus Dudgeon, who worked with artists including Elton John, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Kiki Dee, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Strawbs, XTC, and Joan Armatrading, was killed aged 59 in a car accident near Reading, together with his wife Sheila. They had been driving along the M4 motorway on their way home from a party when Gus fell asleep at the wheel of the Jaguar XK8 convertible, crashing down an embankment at speed and ending up in a ditch.