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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/12/1979

Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/11/2000

Lars Ulrich of Metallica appears before a US Senate panel to testify against websites like Napster, that allowed people to trade music for free over the Internet.

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/10/1954

New York radio station WINS announced the hiring of pioneer Rock disc jockey Alan Freed to be the host of their Rock 'n' Roll Party. As he did on his earlier Moondog's Rock 'n' Roll House Party Show on WJW in Cleveland, Freed programmed records by Black R&B artists that many White teenagers had never heard before. Freed is often credited with popularizing the term "Rock and Roll", although the phrase was first used in 1942 by Billboard magazine columnist Maurie Orodenker to describe upbeat recordings.

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/09/1972

Paul McCartney and Wings played their first show of their inaugural tour when they appeared in the small French town of Chateauvillon. The band included Denny Laine, Henry McCullough, Denny Seiwell, and Paul's wife, Linda. It was McCartney's first time on the road since The Beatles quit touring in 1966.

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/08/1979

After signing with Island Records, the B-52's make their live debut at London's Lyceum Ballroom. The band would go on to reach the Billboard Hot 100 eight times and the UK Top 100 fourteen times. In 2008, they dropped the apostrophe in their name, with vocalist / keyboard player Kate Pierson explaining, "It was not grammatically correct. It's not like a possessive. It just seemed superfluous."

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/07/1973

Paul McCartney releases "Live and Let Die", the theme from the James Bond movie of the same name. It will reach #2 in the US and #9 in the UK, making it the most successful Bond theme up to that time. The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, but lost to Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were".

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/06/1964

The motion picture A Hard Day's Night premieres in The Beatles' hometown of Liverpool, with hundreds of thousands of fans lining the streets for a parade from the airport to the city center. The movie was shot in black and white with a budget of only £200,000 ($500.000) and took just seven weeks to complete. Reviews were mostly positive and the film went on to earn over eleven million dollars.

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/05/1978

Pressings of the album cover for "Some Girls" by The Rolling Stones were halted when some of the celebrities whose faces appeared on the cover, including Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother Judy Garland), Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe, threatened to sue. The sleeve was quickly replaced with a cover that removed all the famous folks, whether they had complained or not.

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/04/1970

The three-day Atlanta Pop Festival opens at Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron, Georgia in front of a crowd of 200,000. Jimi Hendrix played his feedback filled version of "The Star Spangled Banner". Two days later, Georgia Governor Lester Maddox says he will seek legislation to ban all Rock festivals in the state, but no laws were ever passed.

MORE OF HENDRIX FROM THE FESTIVAL

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/03/1971

While on sabbatical in France, The Doors' lead singer, Jim Morrison died of heart failure and acute respiratory distress. News of his death wasn't made public until after his burial in a Paris cemetery on July 9th. Interviewer Gary James would later speak to Morrison's brother-in-law Alan Graham about the circumstances surrounding the singer's death.

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 07/02/1979

Sony introduces the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next thirty years they will sell over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, but later struggled against Apple's iPod and other new devices.

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Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours (1984)
  • They’re New Wave, which is basically a lighter and more melodic form of Punk music. If the Classic Rock stations play them they have a place here. There are lots of forms of Classic Rock, while Zeppelin and Sabbath and The Beatles come to mind “classic” changes each day, approach it with an open mind

  • They're rooting for the criminals
  • His job is to catch and arrest criminals. If he openly supports putting one in charge of the country, then where does he draw his line? All criminals are bad, except Trump? Or all criminals are good? Either way, he should consider a career change

  • TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 05/31/1961
  • There’s lots of conflicting information online about it, but nothing completely verifiable, at least not that I could find. There’s speculation that he never completed any parachute jumps, there’s speculation that he lied about the injury, there’s even speculation that he claimed he developed homosexual tendencies in order to obtain his discharge. The only thing verified is that he received an honorable discharge, having finished just 12 months of his 36-month enlistment.