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Today In Pop Music: July 1 – Beatles Masterpiece One Ups Beach Boys Masterpiece

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JULY 1 BIRTHDAYS

1928 – Bobby Day (“Rockin’ Robin” – died 1990)

1939 – Delaney Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie – “Never Ending Song Of Love” – died 2008)

1945 – Deborah Harry (Blondie)

1946 – June Montiero (The Toys/vocals – “A Lover’s Concerto”)

1951 – Fred Schneider (B-52’s/vocals – “Love Shack”)

1952 – Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers)

ON THIS DAY

1968 – The Band released their debut album ‘Music From Big Pink, which contained their classic track “The Weight”.

1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono were involved in a car accident in sScotland which sent both to the hospital for treatment.  Johnn later has his car crushed into a cube and put it on display on his lawn.

1972 – Neil Diamond scored his second #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Song Sung Blue”.

1983 – Bon Jovi signed to Mercury Records  since then, they have sold well over 130 million records worldwide, and performed over 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.  Talk about impressive numbers…..

1989 – Milli Vanilli scored their first #1 single with “Baby Don’t Forget My Number”.  It wouldn be long before they were exposed for the fraud they were.

1995 – Wolfman Jack (real name: Bob Smith…no kidding!) died of a heart attack shortly after his autobiography was published.  a fixture on radio in the 60’s, he was an major part of George Lucas classic film ‘American Graffitti’.

1967 – The Beatles began a 15 week run at #1 on Billboard’s album chart with their masterpiece ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band’, which was their answer to The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds.’  Recorded over a period of 129 days beginning in December 1966, it became The Beatles 10th #1 album and always show up on every list of the greatest albums ever recorded, usually at #1.

 

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