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Today in Rock: July 1

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Today in Rock: July 1
Today in Rock: July 1Courtesy of TOO
Mel Galley
Mel GalleyCourtesy of TOO

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1939 and 2008.

On this day in 1939 future singer-songwriter/guitarist Delaney Bramlett, of Delaney & Bonnie, is born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

On this day in 1945 Deborah Ann Harry, future lead singer for Blondie, is born in Miami, Florida.

On this day in 1948 John Ford, future bassist for The Strawbs, is born in London, England.

On this day in 1951 Fred Schneider future lead singer for The B-52's is born in Newark, New Jersey. Also on this day Victor Willis, future “policeman” and original lead singer for The Village People is born in Dallas, Texas.

On this day in 1956 Brenda Lee releases “Jambalaya (On The Bayou).”

On this day in 1963 The Beatles begin recording sessions for “She Loves You” and “I’ll Get You.”

On this day in 1965 The Beatles’ Beatles VI goes gold in the US.

On this day in 1967 Jefferson Airplane's “White Rabbit” enters the Billboard singles chart.

On this day in 1969 John Lennon receives 17 facial stitches, and Yoko Ono gets 14 of her own, after a car crash in Scotland. Also on this The Beatles overdub “You Never Give Me Your Money.” Finally, on this day Sam Phillips sells the legendary Sun Records studio in Memphis.

On this day in 1971 future rapper and singer-songwriter Missy Elliott is born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Also on this day Jethro Tull's platter Aqualung goes gold in the US.

On this day in 1975 Ringo Starr divorces his first wife, Maureen.

On this day in 1995 DJ Wolfman Jack dies at the age of 57.

On this day in 1999 Jennifer Lopez releases the CD On The 6.

On this day in 2008 Mel Galley guitarist for Whitesnake dies at the age of 60.