Sunday, 10 July 2016
Today in rock history 10th July
1949 – Ronnie James Dio is born in Portsmouth, N.H. 1952 – Memphis producer and Sun Studios owner Sam Phillips records the last of five sessions with bluesman Howlin’ Wolf. 1954 – Memphis’ WHBQ plays Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right (Mama)” for the first time. 1964 – An estimated 200,000 people lines the route the Beatles take to a civic reception in Liverpool, England, where their film A Hard Day’s Night has its premiere in the North of England. 1965 – The Rolling Stones have their first American No. 1 with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” 1966 – On The Ed Sullivan Show tonight, Ed plays host to those naughty Rolling Stones. 1968 – After they burn an American flag onstage, the Nice (“America”) are banned from London’s Royal Albert Hall. 1969 – Rolling Stone Brian Jones is buried in the Priory Road Cemetery in Cheltenham, England, following a funeral attended by the Rolling Stones minus Mick Jagger, who is in Australia filming Ned Kelly. 1972 – Harry Nilsson releases his Son of Schmilsson album, featuring contributions from George Harrison and Ringo Starr. 1975 – Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman a mere 10 days after they were married. 1979 – Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in jail for income tax evasion. 1984 – Huey Lewis & the News sing the national anthem at the All-Star baseball game In San Francisco. 1986 – Jerry Garcia slips into a diabetic coma. 1993 – Bob Seger marries Juanita Doricott. 1994 – Guitarist Scott Ian of Anthrax marries Debbie Leavitt. 1997 – Chrissie Hynde marries Lucho Brieva, an artist from Colombia who is 14 years her junior.