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Today in Rock: July 19

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Today in Rock: July 19
Today in Rock: July 19Courtesy of TOO
Judy Clay
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1925 and 2001.

On this day in 1925 future country and pop singer Sue Thompson is born in Nevada, Missouri.

On this day in 1941 future Grammy-winning singer Vicki Carr is born in El Paso, Texas.

On this day in 1965 The Beatles release “Help!” backed with “I'm Down.”

On this day in 1966 The Monkees record "(Theme From) The Monkees."

On this day in 1968 The Beatles are in the studio recording “Sexy Sadie.”

On this day in 1975 Paul McCartney and Wings' "Listen To What The Man Said" hits number one. Also on this day Orleans releases “Dance With Me.”

On this day in 1976 The Beatles' Rock 'N' Roll Music goes gold.

On this day in 1980 Billy Joel’s “It's Still Rock And Roll To Me” hits number one in the US and goes gold. Also on this day David Bowie begins his run as The Elephant Man in Denver. (The show does quite well, and Bowie takes the lead in the Broadway production later that year.) Finally on this day Laguna Beach, CA's Vorpal Gallery opens a new art exhibit featuring paintings by Joni Micthell, John Mayall, Klaus Voorman and Ron Wood.

On this day in 1981 the mayor of Odessa, Texas declares today Roy Orbison Day in honor of the singer-songwriter/guitarist. (Orbison was actually from Wink, a microscopic town about 35 miles west.)

On this day in 1989 after discovering more than $40,000 in checks and cash in his cell at the Stevenson Correctional Institute in South Carolina, James Brown is moved to a cell with tighter security.

On this day in 1994 The Rolling Stones release their platter Voodoo Lounge.

On this day in 2001 soul and gospel singer Judy Clay dies at the age of 62.