Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11

1947: Jeff Hanna (Guitar & Vocals for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1950: Bonnie Pointer (Singer in The Pointer Sisters & Solo)
1957: Peter Murphy (Vocals for Bauhaus & Solo)
1957: Michael Rose (Singer for Black Uhuru)
1959: Richie Sambora (Guitar for Bon Jovi & Solo)
1959: Susanne Vega (Singer / Songwriter)
1965: Scott Shriner (Bass for Weezer)
1973: Andrew Bird (Singer / Songwriter)
1974: Lil' Kim (Rapper)

1946: Dean Martin begins his recording career mere weeks before teaming up with nightclub comic Jerry Lewis.

1969: The Rolling Stones released the single "Honky Tonk Women" in the US.

1970: The soundtrack album 'Woodstock' started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1976: Andy Gibb marries girlfriend Kim Reeder in Australia.

1976: Frank Sinatra marries for the fourth time, this time to Barbara Marx, former wife of the Marx Brothers' Zeppo Marx.

1982: Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam rock band Girl, replaced Pete Willis in Def Leppard who was fired due to excessive alcohol consumption on the job.

1992: Jerry Garcia introduces a series of neckties he's designed, bearing his name. President Bill Clinton immediately buys the set of eight.

1994: Michael Jackson's spokesperson publicly denies rampant rumors that the singer has married Lisa Marie Presley.

1995: Mike Mills (Bass for R.E.M.) underwent emergency intestinal surgery in Germany. Seven shows of R.E.M.'s European tour had to be cancelled.

2000: Lars Ulrich (Drummer for Metallica) was the first witness to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing over copyright law issues concerning free sharing of music files on Web sites such as Napster and

2002: The funeral of longtime Who bassist John Entwistle is held in St. Edward's Church in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, England, and attended by over 200 mourners.

2004: In an attempt to recapture Elvis' record of most UK Number Ones, his first single, 1954's "That's All Right," is rereleased on its 50th anniversary.

2009: The Black Eyes Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’ started a 14-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart ending the 12-week run of the band’s previous single ‘Boom Boom Pow’. It made the band only the fourth to replace themselves at No.1 in chart history, following The Beatles, Boyz II Men, and OutKast.

2011: Morrissey was hospitalized with hand and arm injuries after being attacked by a dog in England. The former Smiths frontman did not postponed any upcoming shows due to the incident.

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