Stech’s Day In Rock History (July 14th)

July 14th

2011: Triumph had a street named after them in their hometown of Mississauga, ON. The dedication of Triumph Lane was attended by all three members of the group.

1992: Motley Crue began writing & rehearsing with their new singer John Corabi. Their first and only album with Corabi was released in March of 1994.

1984: Billy Idol peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Eyes Without a Face” which was Idol’s first top ten single in the U.S.

1984: Heart singer Ann Wilson & Loverboy singer Mike Reno reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their duet “Almost Paradise” from the Footloose soundtrack. The producers’ original male choice was Foreigner singer Lou Gramm who turned down the project.

1982: Van Halen kicked off their Hide Your Sheep Tour at the Augusta-Richmond Civic Center in Augusta, GA in support of Diver Down. This tour would later bring the band to South America for the first time.

1980: Allen Klein, former manager of The Beatles and the Rolling Stones began a two month jail sentence on charges of falsifying tax returns.

1979: Cheap Trick peaked at number four for four weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Cheap Trick at Budokan which was their first top ten album in the U.S.

1969: Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance with The Band for three songs at the first Mississippi River Festival in Edwardsville, IL.

1967: The Who kicked off their first large scale U.S. tour at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR. They were the opening act for Herman’s Hermits.


1945 – Rod Argent – keyboardist for The Zombies (“She’s Not There”)
1949 – Alan White
 – drummer for Yes (“Owner Of A Lonely Heart”)
1961 – Boy George 
– lead singer of Culture Club (“Karma Chameleon”) 
1912 – Woody Guthrie



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