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Today In Pop Music: July 7 – Breakout Album By The Boss Spawns 7 Top 10 Singles

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JULY 7 BIRTHDAYS

1940 – Ringo Starr (the oldest member of The Beatles)

1944 – Warren Etner (Grassroots/guitar – “Midnight Confessions”, “Sooner Or Later”)

1945 – Jim Rodford (Argent “Hold Your Head Up”)

1950 – David Hodo (Village People/construction worker)

ON THIS DAY

1968 – The Yardbirds played their last gig before breaking up when they appeared in Luton, England – about 30 miles north of London.

1969- George Harrison recorded his new song “Here Comes The Sun” with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.  John Lennon was not present, still recovering from a car accident in Scotland a few days earlier.

1980 – Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert when they appeared in West Berlin at the end of a European tour.  They finished the show with a 17 minutes version of “Whole Lotta Love”.

1989 – For the first time compact discs out sold vinyl albums.

2009 – Family and fans said farewell to Michael Jackson at an emotional memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

2010 – Paul McCartney joined Ringo Starr on stage at a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, celebrating Ringo’s 70th birthday.

1984 – Bruce Springsteen topped the Billboard album chart with ‘Born In The USA’, eventually spending 139 weeks on the chart.  It is only one of three albums to produce 7 top 10 singles.  Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation’ are the other two.  I believed in the album early on and eventually got my own plaque commemorating sales of over 20 million copies.

The 7 top 10 singles from ‘Born In The USA’ are:

DANCING IN THE DARK

COVER ME

BORN IN THE USA

I’M ON FIRE

GLORY DAYS

I’M GOIN’ DOWN

MY HOMETOWN

 

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