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JULY 21: Today in 1969, Zager & Evans were at #1 with “In The Year 2525”. They never had another hit.
JULY 22: Happy birthday to Don Henley, born today in 1947!🎂🎤🥁 He was the co-lead singer from 1971 to 1980 when the band broke up. After he band broke up, he pursued a successful solo career. Since 1994, Henley has been back with the Eagles. He is listed as one of the best drummer singers of all-time. The Eagles are currently out on tour.
JULY 23: Happy birthday to Slash, born today in 1965!🎂🎸 The Guns ‘N Roses guitarist also formed his side projects Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver. Often considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Slash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Guns ‘N Roses in 2012.
JULY 24: Today in 1987, the bio pic La Bamba opened in the U.S. The movie started Lou Diamond Phillips as rising star musician Richie Valens who along with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper perished in plane crash. Both the movie and soundtrack, mostly by Los Lobos, were well received.
JULY 25: On this day in 1969, Neil Young appeared with Crosby, Stills & Nash for the first time! They played a gig at The Fillmore East in NY. Originally, it was planned that Young would only be helping them out with live material, but he ended up joining them on and off for many years!
JULY 26: Happy birthday to Mick Jagger, born today in 1943!🎂🎤 Jagger is a cofounder of the Rolling Stones and has been rocking with them since the early 60s. He has said that he has always been a singer, as he enjoyed singing in the church choir and he loved listening to and watching singers on radio and television. In the 80s, he pursued a solo career. Earlier this year Jagger underwent heart valve surgery and has been recovering.
JULY 26: Happy 70th birthday to Roger Taylor of Queen, born today in 1949! 🎂🥁 He has originally started out on guitar but switched to drums after realizing it came naturally to him. Taylor met Brian May and joined Smile in the late 60s. Later they would become Queen along with Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. Taylor is still at it with Queen today!
JULY 27: On this day in 1991, Bryan Adams was at #1 with “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”. It was on the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves soundtrack and would go to #1 in over 16 countries! The song sold over 15 million copies, which makes it one of the biggest selling singles of all time.
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