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Today In Pop Music: July 29 – Kiss Member Avoids Kiss Of Death

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JULY 29 BIRTHDAYS

1973 – Wanya Morris (Boys II Men/vocals)

1959 – John Sykes (Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake/guitar)

1953 – Geddy Lee (Rush/bass, vocals)

1947 – Carlo Santanna (Paper Lace/guitar – ‘The Night Chicago Died”)

1946 – Neil Doughty (REO Speedwagon/keyboards)

ON THIS DAY

2007 – Heart problems forced Kiss guitarist and singer Paul Stanley to abandon a concert in California.  Paramedics on the scene stopped and restarted his heart to give it a regular rhythm after his heart spontaneously jumped to 190+ beats per minute.

Earlier this year he appeared on the CBS affiliate in New york to talk about his book ‘Face The Music’.

1990 – Elton John checked into a Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem, taking off over a year off from touring and recording to deal with his problems.

1978 – The film soundtrack to ‘Grease’ hit #1 on the Billboard album chart.

1974 – Mamas and Papas (“California Dreamin'”, “Monday Monday”) singer Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in England. [She did NOT die from chocking on a sandwich, contrary to many stories that have circulated about her]

1967 – The Doors topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Light My Fire”, which remained in the top spot for three weeks.

1965 – The Beatles second feature film ‘Help!’ has its UK premiere in London.

 

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