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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Sunday, July 05, 2015

71 years ago (1944)Robbie Robertson, guitarist for The Band, is born.
65 years ago (1950)Rocker Huey Lewis is born.
47 years ago (1968)Promoter Bill Graham opens The Fillmore West in San Francisco.
46 years ago (1969)The Rolling Stones give a free concert for 250,000 fans in London's Hyde Park. It was to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor, but since the death of Brian Jones, the concert became a tribute.
42 years ago (1973)Dobie Gray, who had the 1965 hit, The In Crowd, earns a gold record for the biggest smash of his career, Drift Away.
40 years ago (1975)Police pull over a rented Chevy in Fordyce, Arkansas after the car swerved on the roadway. Inside are Keith Richards and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones, and two friends. The driver is charged with reckless driving and carrying a concealed weapon. He posts bail and the foursome leave town in a chartered plane.
40 years ago (1975)Bad Company's Feel Like Making Love is released.
37 years ago (1978)The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stops printing The Rolling Stones album cover for Some Girls. It seems some celebrities depicted in the cover's mock wig advertisements, including Lucille Ball, complained.
20 years ago (1995)The U.S. Justice Department opts not to take antitrust action against Ticketmaster®, ending a 13-month long fight with Pearl Jam. The band had used a rival ticket service in retaliation of Ticketmaster's tactics, and ironically, it was the use of that service that proved that Ticketmaster didn't have a monopoly.
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