This Week in Music – Vol 11

July 10th


Somehow this week in music, on this date in 2018, Hip Hop artist Drake surpassed The Beatles by having 7 number 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Beatles previously had 5.

Jessica Simpson - This Week in Music Vol 11
Jessica Simpson

Happy Birthday to Jessica Simpson who turns 39 today.

I wonder if she is old enough to differentiate chicken and tuna?

This Week in Music – July 11th

Napster x Metallica
Napster x Metallica

Any of you readers remember Napster? Well if you are old enough to remember this program and the legal battles that stemmed from it. It was this week in music, on this day, in 2000 where Lars Ulrich from Metallica became the first witness to testify at a U.S Senate hearing over copyright law issues.

Napster was one of the first ever music file sharing services and many musicians felt as if they were losing out on some revenue.

Listeners would not necessarily need to go out and buy albums anymore since it was free to download online.

Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara

Canadian R&B artist Alessia Cara turns 23 today.

She was born in Brampton, Ontario Canada and continues to make a whole country proud.

Did I mention she was Canadian?

July 12th

DMX - This Week in Music Vol 11

DMX was arrested in Trinidad on this date back in 1999.

Close your eyes and come up with 3 charges that you think may have been the cause for the arrest.

Assault, public intoxication? Possession of a dangerous weapon? Drugs? It was actually for using foul language during his live performance.

That’s F*&ked Up.

Robin Wilson - This Week in Music Vol 11
Robin Wilson

Lead singer of the Gin Blossoms, Robin Wilson, turns 54 today.

Not sure who the Gin Blossoms are? I’d bet my last dollar that you have heard at least one of their songs if you grew up in the 90’s.

The band doesn’t get the credit they deserve in my opinion. Terribly underrated.

This Week in Music – July 13th

Queen - This Week in Music Vol 11

It was on this date on in 1973 that Queen released their self-titled album in the UK, on EMI records.

This album may not have been their best or most popular work, but the world was introduced to the hit making, music changing band named Queen.

Deborah Cox - This Week in Music Vol 11
Deborah Cox

Want more Canadian R&B singer birthdays?

Well Deborah Cox turns 45 today!

July 14th

Everly Brothers - This Week in Music Vol 11
Everly Brothers

Sadly on this date back in 1973, The Everly Brothers announced that had broken up.

Nobody fights like brothers, and it showed on this fateful night in Hollywood.

Don Everly had shown up drunk and his brother Phil had enough.

He smashed his guitar over Don’s head and announced that they would never perform together again. (Until 1983 more specifically, but that is just hindsight)

Woody Guthrie - This Week in Music Vol 11
Woody Guthrie

Happy birthday to folk legend Woody Guthrie who would have turned 107 if he were still alive today.

He passed away back in 1967 at the age of 55. One of the most famous songs we had written is “This Land Is Your Land” which he wrote as a response to the overplaying of the song “God Bless America.”

July 15th

Avril Lavigne x Derick Whibley - This Week in Music Vol 11
Avril Lavigne x Derick Whibley

On this date in 2006, Canadian Punk Princess Avril Lavigne married Canadian Punk singer Deryck Whibley of Sum 41.

Marriage didn’t last long unfortunately.

Ray Toro - This Week in Music Vol 11
Ray Toro

Happy Birthday to Ray Toro, former guitarist for My Chemical Romance, who turns 42 today.

This Week in Music – July 16th

Eric Clapton - This Week in Music Vol 11
Eric Clapton

On this date back in 1966, the legend himself Eric Clapton forms the band Cream, alongside Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.

Luke Hemmings - This Week in Music Vol 11
Luke Hemmings

Happy Birthday shout outs to Luke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer fame, who turns 23 today.

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