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This Day In Rock: July 11

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This Day In Rock: July 11

1951 Alan Freed debuts his Moondog Rock ‘n’ Roll House Party on WJW radio in Cleveland

1969 David Bowie’s single, “Space Oddity” is released to coincide with the first lunar landing by Apollo 11 on July 20th.

1970 The soundtrack to the 1969 Woodstock concert becomes the first triple-disc album to top the Billboard chart.

1981 Hubert Johnson, a member of the Motown group The Contours, committed suicide.

2002 More than 200 mourners attended the funeral of John Entwistle.

2008 The hand-painted drum skin that appeared on the cover of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” sold for $1.1 million at a Christie’s memorabilia sale in London.

2011 Rob Grill, lead singer of The Grass Roots died from complications from a fall caused by a stroke. He was 67.

2014 Tommy Ramone, drummer for The Ramones, died from from cancer at the age of 62.


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