Stech’s Day In Rock (Aug. 4th)

August 4th

1990: Billy Idol peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Cradle of Love” which was Idol’s last top forty single in the U.S.

1984: Phil Collins married girlfriend Jill Tavelman. During the reception, Collins would jam with Eric Clapton & Robert Plant. Collins & Tavelman would divorce in 1996.

1980: Pink Floyd began a five night stand at Earls Court in London performing The Wall which would only be performed live in its entirety by Pink Floyd 29 times.

1980: John Lennon began recording what would become his final album Double Fantasy in New York City at the Hit Factory.

1979: Dire Straits’ sophomore album Communique reached its peak at number 11 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album had already been certified Gold.

1975: Robert Plant and his wife Maureen were hospitalized after a car accident on the Greek island of Rhodes.

1975: Rainbow released their debut album Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow which went on to peak at number thirty on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

1970: Jim Morrison was arrested for public drunkenness in Los Angeles after falling asleep on a resident’s porch.

1966: Several American radio stations began pulling The Beatles records from their playlists after John Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus” comment.


1901 – Louis Armstrong (“Hello Dolly”)
1936 – Elsberry Hobbs
 – bass vocalist for The Drifters (“Save The Last Dance For Me”)
1940 – Larry Knechtel – keyboardist for Bread (“Make It With You”)
1947 – Paul Layton – bassist for The New Seekers (“I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”)
1947 – Dave Manders
 – guitar / lead vocals for Paper Lace (“The Night Chicago Died”) 



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