This Week in Music – July 3rd
This Week in Music – Vol 10 warrants two entries, as the notorious 27 club gained two members on the third of July.
The first happened in 1969 when founding Rolling Stones member Brian Jones was found dead after drowning in his own pool.
Two years later in 1971, The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris of an alleged heroin overdose.
Shout out to singer/actress Elle King who turns the big 30 today.
On this date in 1970, Casey Kasem hosted the inaugural American Top 40 broadcast.
I still remember his voice on the radio as a child, especially his long distance dedications. Sadly he passed away in 2014.
Fun fact: Casey voiced Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise from 1969 until 1997
Happy 81st birthday to Bill Withers.
I would be shocked if there is anyone out there who has never heard of his massive hit Lean on Me, which was sadly his only number 1 hit on the Billboards.
It was way back in 2015 when The Grateful Dead performed their last show in Chicago, as part of their Fare Thee Well tour.
The band informed fans that this would be the last time that members Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh would play together.
Did you hear the news? Huey Lewis turns 69 today.
How many of you saw what I did there?
This Week in Music – July 6th
Who would have known such a small event happening on this date back in 1957, could have had such a massive effect on the music world still to this day?
That small event was John Lennon being introduced to Paul McCartney at a small musical event behind a local church in Liverpool, England.
Paul showed John how to properly tune a guitar, and they both showed off their vocal chops to one another. The rest is what you may say, is history.
Who would dare share a birthday on the same date that John Lennon met Paul McCartney?
Well the answer to that question is no other than 50 Cent of course.
He was born 18 years later and is now tuning 44 years old. I’ll bet you can find him in da club.
The 1st series of benefit concerts for Live Earth were held on this date back in 2007.
The concerts brought together over 150 musical acts, in eleven locations, on all 7 continents around the world. These concerts were broadcasted to a mass global audience through television, radio, and live internet streams.
Who was the genius behind these events? If you guessed Al Gore, the Earth just got a little bit warmer.
Happy happy birthday, on this special day, happy happy birthday, that’s all I have to say.
Happy happy birthday, may all your dreams come true, happy happy birthday from this handsome blogger to you! Ringo Starr turns 79 today!
This Week in Music – in 1947, a newspaper in Roswell, New Mexico publishes a story about an unidentified flying object crashing in the desert.
What does thus have to do with music history you ask? Well from that date until the present, top topic of aliens would become more prevalent in the music world.
Starman by David Bowie. Subterranean Homesick Alien by Radiohead. Hangar 18 by Megadeth. Zero Zero UFO by The Ramones. Rosetta Stoned by Tool, and let’s not forget that singer/guitarist Tom Delonge left the band Blink 182 in order to have more freedom in searching for the truth in regards to the existence of aliens.
It’s your birthday baby, so why don’t you kill me? Just kidding, no one is killing anyone on my watch.
You can however help me wish Beck a happy 49th birthday.
We can always pitch in to buy him two turntables and a microphone.
This Week in Music – July 9th
We do not seem to have a lot of boy band news on here so here we go!
This week in music – This date back in 2001 when the Backstreet Boys had to put a hold on their Black and Blue tour so that BSB member A.J McLean could check himself in to a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse.
Glad to see the love shown by the other band members, as the norm in the music industry seems to be kicking out the members with the addiction and replacing them with another talent.
Happy Birthday to O.J. Simpson! Just kidding, he knows what he did….
But on an almost just as notorious level, happy birthday to Hole lead singer and actress Courtney Love who turns 55.
I was surprised she was on 55, must be the drugs.
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