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Music History On This Day the 19th of July

On the 19th July 1954 Sun Records released the first Elvis Presley single, "That's All Right", a cover of Arthur Crudup's 1946 tune "That's All Right, Mama". Only about 7,000 original copies were pressed, but the disc became a local hit in Memphis.

On the 19th July 1967 The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "All You Need Is Love" the group's 12th UK No.1 single. The Beatles had been selected to represent the UK for the first ever global wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion, which was aired on June 25th.

On the 19th July 1967 Elvis Presley was working on his latest movie "Speedway" co-starring Nancy Sinatra at the MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, California, USA. It was Presley's 27th film.

On the 19th July 1968 Pink Floyd played the second of three nights at the Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened in January 1967 as a psychedelic club, many many famous artists, including Grateful Dead, Neil Young, The J. Geils Band, Frank Zappa, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jeff Beck, The Who, Santana, Taj Mahal, Ten Years After and Sly & the Family Stone all appeared.

On the 19th July 1972 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA on charges of assault after a fight broke out with a newspaper photographer.

On the 19th July 1974 The Ozark Music Festival was held over three days on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, USA. One of the largest music festivals ever held, some estimates have put the crowd count at 350,000 people. Acts who appeared included, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Blue Öyster Cult, the Eagles, America, Marshall Tucker Band, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Boz Scaggs, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Electric Flag, Joe Walsh, Aerosmith and Spirit.

On the 19th July 1975 On his Natty Dread tour, Bob Marley & the Wailers appeared at the Lyceum Theatre in London. The show was recorded and the live single "No Woman, No Cry" was later released.

On the 19th July 1975 The Bay City Rollers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Give A Little Love", the group's second and final UK No.1.

On the 19th July 1975 Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the USA singles chart with "Listen To What The Man Said", his fourth USA No.1 and a No.6 hit in the UK. The track features Tom Scott playing the saxophone solo. It would go on to sell a million copies in America. Wings also had the USA No.1 on the album chart with "Venus And Mars". Paul McCartney's fourth No.1 album since The Beatles.

On the 19th July 1976 Deep Purple split up at the end of a UK tour. David Coverdale went on to form Whitesnake, Jon Lord and Ian Paice formed a band with Tony Ashton. The classic line up of Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord & Paice reformed in 1984. Glenn Hughes returned to Trapeze and Tommy Bolin put together his own band but would die before the end of the year.

On the 19th July 1980 Queen scored their third UK No.1 album with "The Game", featuring the single "Another One Bites The Dust".

On the 19th July 1981 It was Roy Orbison Day in Odessa, Texas, USA. Orbison was given the keys to the city, and performed for the crowd, the first time in Odessa in 15 years.

On the 19th July 1986 Genesis went to No.1 on the USA singles chart with "Invisible Touch". The bands former lead singer Peter Gabriel was at No.2 with "Sledgehammer".

On the 19th July 1987 Bruce Springsteen played his first ever show behind the Iron Curtain when he appeared in East Berlin in front of 180,000 people. The show was broadcast on East German TV.

On the 19th July 1989 James Brown changed accommodations behind bars after $40,000 in cash and cheques was discovered in his minimum security cell. The Godfather of Soul had been given a six year sentence the previous December after several run-ins with the law, including illegal gun possession, resisting arrest, assault and leading the authorities on a number of car chases. His new home was at a medium security cell at the Stevenson Correctional Institute.

On the 19th July 1989 Residents of Washington, Connecticut, USA formed a ‘Roll the Stones Out of Town’, action group after they were unhappy with The Rolling Stones and their entourage setting up in the town for rehearsals for their forthcoming tour. Residents said it was like the army had moved in and taken over, with security guards stopping locals and asking them what they were doing there.

On the 19th July 1991 Steven Adler ex-drummer with Guns N' Roses filed a suit in Los Angeles county court alleging that he was fraudulently removed from the group and that the band introduced him to hard drugs.

On the 19th July 1996 The Spice Girls made their debut on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops performing their debut single "Wannabe" which gave them their first of nine UK chart toppers.

On the 19th July 1997 Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with "D'You Know What I Mean". The first single from their third album "Be Here Now".

On the 19th July 1999 A gunman who sprayed bullets at Westwood's car in Kensington, London, shot the Radio DJ Tim Westwood. A statement the following day said he was recovering in a London Hospital.

On the 19th July 2001 Wu Tang Clan rapper ODB, Russell Jones, was sentenced to spend between two and four years behind bars after being found guilty of drug possession. He was arrested in July 1999 when police found cocaine and marijuana in his car after he was pulled over for driving through a red light. The rapper was later sent to a Los Angeles rehabilitation centre, but went on the run from authorities.

On the 19th July 2001 American soul and gospel singer Judy Clay died. She was a member of the Drinkard Singers who later became better known as The Sweet Inspirations. She also worked with Billy Vera, and had hits with William Bell, "Private Number", and sang with Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles.

On the 19th July 2005 James Blunt was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "You're Beautiful", from his debut album "Back To Bedlam". The UK singer songwriters first No.1, spent 5 weeks at the top of the charts.

On the 19th July 2010 Ozzy Osbourne and his former Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi settled a long running legal dispute over the use of the group's name. Ozzy had filed a suit against the guitarist in May of the last year, accusing Iommi of falsely proclaiming to be the sole owner of the Black Sabbath name by lodging an application with the USA Patent and Trademark Office. The pair released a joint statement confirming they have settled the dispute "amicably".

On the 19th July 2014 Ed Sheeran was at No.1 on the UK album chart with "X", pronounced multiply, his second studio album. The album peaked at No. 1 in fifteen countries and the lead single "Sing" became Sheeran's first UK No.1 song. By the end of 2014 Spotify named "X" the most streamed album in the world for 2014, racking up more than 430 million streams for the year.

On the 19th July 2017 A USA judge halted an auction of personal items of Madonna, after she said her privacy was violated. Madonna's underwear, a chequebook, a hairbrush, photos and a break-up letter from the late rapper Tupac Shakur had been among the scheduled lots. The singer said her possessions had been stolen by a former friend.

Born On This Day

 
19th July 1931 Thomas Allen, (Papa Dee), percussionist with American funk band War.
Allen died from a heart attack while performing on stage on 30th August 1988.

19th July 1937 George Hamilton IV, USA country singer. Hamilton had a heart attack on September 13th 2014 and died on September 17th 2004 at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, USA.

19th July 1941 American blues, jazz and R&B guitarist and bassist Phil Upchurch who has worked with Curtis Mayfield, Otis Rush, Jimmy Reed, Cat Stevens, David Sanborn, and appeared on Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall" album.

19th July 1944 Commander Cody, George Frayne, piano player and vocalist with Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, country rock group.

19th July 1946 Allan Gorrie, bassist with Scottish funk and R&B group the Average White Band who scored the 1975 USA No.1 and UK No.6 single with "Pick Up The Pieces".

19th July 1947 Bernie Leadon, guitarist with the Eagles. He quit the band in January 1976.

19th July 1947 Brian May, guitarist, singer and songwriter with Queen who had the 1975 UK No.1 single with "Bohemian Rhapsody" which returned to No.1 in 1991. Queen scored over 40 other UK Top 40 singles, and also scored the 1980 US A No.1 single with "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". May had the solo 1992 UK No.5 single with "Too Much Love Will Kill You". May received a CBEin 2005 for 'services to the music industry and his charity work'. May earned a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in London, in 2007.

19th July 1947 Keith Godchaux, pianist, best known for his tenure in the Grateful Dead from 1971 to 1979. Godchaux sustained massive head injuries after being involved in a car crash while being driven home on his birthday. He died four days later on 23rd July 1979 aged 32.

19th July 1952 Allen Collins, guitarist with southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Collins was behind the wheel in a car accident in 1986 that killed his girlfriend and left him paralysed from the waist down. Collins died on January 23rd 1990 from chronic pneumonia, a complication of the paralysis.

19th July 1960 Kevin Haskins, from English post-punk band Bauhaus.

19th July 1968 Ged Lynch, drummer with Black Grape.

19th July 1971 Urs B'hler, from the multi-national classical crossover vocal group Il Divo.

19th July 1976 Eric Prydz, Swedish DJ and producer.

19th July 1979 Michelle Heaton, singer, from British-Irish group Liberty X, who had the 2002 UK No.1 single "Just A Little". The group was formed by the five finalists of the British talent show Popstars who failed to make it into the group Hear'Say. Liberty X went on to achieve ten consecutive UK Top 20 singles.