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Music History On This Day the 15th of July

On the 15th July 1956 The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Why Do Fools Fall In Love". A No.6 hit in the USA. At 13, Lymon was the youngest performer to make No.1.

On the 15th July 1958 John Lennon's mother Julia was killed by a car driven by an off-duty drunken police officer named Eric Clague who was later acquitted of the offence. John Lennon was 17 years old at the time.

On the 15th July 1965 This weeks USA Top three singles were No.3 The Byrds "Mr Tambourine Man", No.2 The Four Tops "I Can't Help Myself" and at No.1 The Rolling Stones with "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction".

On the 15th July 1967 The Doors and The Jefferson Airplane both played an afternoon and evening show to over 8,000 fans at Anaheim Convention Center in California.

On the 15th July 1972 Elton John started a 5 week run at No.1 on the USA album chart with "Honky Chateau" his first USA chart topper.

On the 15th July 1973 The Edgar Winter Group, Sly & The Family Stone, Canned Heat, Lindisfarne and The Kinks all appeared at The Great Western Express festival at White City in London. With his wife having recently walked out of their marriage, taking their young children with her, Ray Davies of The Kinks announces from the stage that he is sick of the whole thing and is retiring. He then walks into a local hospital and collapses from an overdose of drugs.

On the 15th July 1978 Bob Dylan with special guest Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading and Graham Parker all appeared at Blackbushe Aerodrome in Surrey for a concert.

On the 15th July 1978 The Rolling Stones started a 2 week run at No.1 on the USA album chart with "Some Girls" the group's seventh USA No.1 album.

On the 15th July 1985 Nude photos of Madonna taken in 1977 appeared in this months Playboy and Penthouse Magazines.

On the 15th July 1989 Simply Red scored their second USA No.1 single with "If You Don't Know Me By Now", a 1973 UK hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

On the 15th July 1989 Pink Floyd appeared in Venice, Italy on a floating stage. Over 200,000 people attended the gig, almost double the number authorities had planned for, causing damage to buildings and bridges. The cleaning of the area after the concert was said to be around £25,000 and the concert was broadcast live on TV to over 20 countries with an estimated audience of almost 100 million. Two Venice councillors were later ordered to stand trial for the costs incurred by the concert.

On the 15th July 1998 Aerosmith were forced to cancel a forthcoming USA tour after Joey Kramer was involved in a freak accident. The drummer's car set on fire and was completely destroyed as he was filling up with petrol. He was admitted to hospital with second-degree burns.

On the 15th July 2000 An Oasis fan was killed when he tried to walk home along the M61 motorway in Manchester after Oasis had played a sold out gig at The Reebok stadium.

On the 15th July 2000 A Manchester judge reprimanded Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder after he turned up a day late in court to give evidence. Ryder told the court he had been on 'a bender'. A man was cleared of dangerous driving and assaulting Ryder.

On the 15th July 2000 Sad Cafe singer Paul Young died of a heart attack at his Manchester home aged 53.

On the 15th July 2002 Sir Paul McCartney was named the highest earning music star of the year so far after selling tickets worth £33.9m during his recent USA tour.

On the 15th July 2005 Victor Edward Willis, the original policeman in the Village People, was arrested after police found a gun and drugs in his convertible in Daly City, south of San Francisco. Willis also had an outstanding $15,000 warrant for possession of narcotics.

On the 15th July 2007 The UK music industry reacted angrily at a decision to give away "Planet Earth" the new album by Prince as a ‘covermount’ with the Mail on Sunday newspaper. The 10-track CD was not due to be released in stores until 24 July. Stephen Miron, the newspaper's managing director, said: "No one has done this before. We have always given away CDs and DVDs, but this is just setting a new level."

On the 15th July 2015 A judge trimmed more than $1m (£639,000) from the damages Pharrell Williams was ordered to pay after the Blurred Lines copyright trial. The case revolved around the question of whether Williams and his co-writer Robin Thicke had copied Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up". The judge also gave Gaye's family a 50% cut of future earnings from the song.

On the 15th July 2015 The Los Angeles home of American singer Chris Brown was raided and ransacked by three masked men who locked his aunt in a closet. Officials said the suspects, who were armed with handguns, got away from the Tarzana property with an unknown amount of money and some personal items.

On the 15th July 2015 Robbie Williams made a surprise appearance at an auction selling some of his memorabilia for charity. The singer took control of the gavel as 150 items, including handwritten lyrics and bespoke suits, went under the hammer for a Staffordshire hospice. The auction raised over £120,000.

On the 15th July 2016 In what they famously describe as a 'conscious uncoupling,' Chris Martin of Coldplay and actress Gwyneth Paltrow officially divorce after more than ten years of marriage.

On the 15th July 2018 "November Rain" by Guns N’ Roses became the first 1990's video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest 1990's video was "Zombie" by The Cranberries, at 739 million.

Born On This Day

15th July 1944 Millie Jackson, USA soul singer.

15th July 1945 Peter Lewis, from American psychedelic rock group Moby Grape.

15th July 1946 American singer Linda Ronstadt.

15th July 1947 Peter Banks, guitarist with Yes from 1968 to 1970, and Flash. After playing with bassist Chris Squire in the Syn, Banks and Squire helped form Yes in 1968. Banks died aged 65 on 7th March 2013.

15th July 1947 American singer, songwriter, harmonica player, and guitarist Roky Erickson who was a founding member of the 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre. Erickson died on 31 May 2019 age 71.

15th July 1948 Artimus Pyle, drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1974 to 1977 and from 1987 to 1991.

15th July 1949 Trevor Horne of The Buggles who had a 1979 UK No.1 single with "Video Killed The Radio Star".

15th July 1950 Ian McCridie guitarist from Scottish pop group Middle Of The Road.

15th July 1951 Jamaican reggae musician Gregory Isaacs. He died on 25 October 2010 after a long battle with lung cancer.

15th July 1952 Jeff Carlisli of American band 38 Special.

15th July 1952 Johnny Thunders, (John Genzale), guitarist and vocalist with The New York Dolls. He died of a drug overdose on 23rd April 1991.

15th July 1953 Alicia Bridges, USA singer who had a hit in the USA at No.5 & the UK No. 32 with the single "I Love The Night Life" in 1978.

15th July 1956 American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Joe Satriani.

15th July 1956 Ian Curtis, guitarist and vocalist with Warsaw and Joy Division who had a 1980 UK No.13 single with "Love Will Tear Us Apart". Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England on 18th May 1980 at the age of 23. Curtis had the Iggy Pop album "The Idiot", playing on his stereo and left a note that said, "At this very moment, I wish I were dead. I Just can't cope anymore."

15th July 1966 Jason Bonham, drummer and son of Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham. As well as playing with Led Zeppelin, Jason has worked with Jimmy Page on his "Outrider" album, UFO, Foreigner, Steel Dragon, Damnocracy, Airrace, Virginia Wolf, Black Country Communion and Paul Rodgers.

15th July 1973 John Dolmayan, drummer with Armenian-American heavy metal band System Of A Down.

15th July 1977 Ray Toro, lead guitarist with American rock band My Chemical Romance.

15th July 1990 Olly Alexander, actor and lead singer of Years & Years.