June 16, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-07-01

JULY 1st

Released the previous month, The Beatles classic “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” begins a fourteen-week run at #1 on the Billboard Album Chart.  1967

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“Three Dollar Bill, Y’All” from Limp Bizkit (or limpbizkit, if you prefer) drops. 1997

It’s a double platinum album.

Shinedown release “Planet Zero.”  2022

The album debuts at #5 on the Billboard 100.  The band’s seventh studio effort is their fifth Top 5 title.

Queens Of The Stone Age sit at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock and Top Alternative charts with “In Times New Roman…”  2023

Metallica’s “72 Seasons” is #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart – their 12th song to top the chart. The song is also the second single from the album of the same name to reach the top.  “Lux Æterna” was the first.   2023

MORE TODAY IN ROCK…

One way or another. Blondie‘s Debbie Harry has a birthday. 1945

Fred Schneider, B-52’s lead singer and solo performer (“Monster In My Pants”), enters the world. 1954

Faith No More’s keyboardist, Roddy Bottum, is born in L.A. 1963

A London Times editorial suggests Mick Jagger’s sentence for possessing illegal drugs (pep pills) was too severe (three months in prison) and that the courts are trying to make an example of him. Eventually, the sentence is dismissed. 1967

The first Texxas Jam takes place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, with Aerosmith, Van Halen, Ted Nugent and Heart, It’s so hot that the 100,000 in attendance are cooled down using fire hoses.  1978

Former Steppenwolf bassist (on “Steppenwolf” and “II”) Rushton Moreve dies from injuries sustained in a Santa Barbara, CA, motorcycle accident. He co-wrote, with the band’s vocalist John Kay, the classic “Magic Carpet Ride.” He was 32. 1981

Sebastian Danzig, guitarist for Palaye Royale, is born in Toronto.  1992

Brownsville Station leader, singer and guitarist Cub Koda dies from complications due to kidney failure. Coda co-wrote, along with bassist Michael Lutz, the great “Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room.” 2000

Pearl Jam raise nearly $3 million for the Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty charity, by playing abrief tour that concludes with a private benefit show at NY’s Beacon Theater. 2008

U2 sells the Jean-Michel Basquiat painting Untitled (Pecho/Oreja) for $10.1 million at a Southeby’s auction in London. The group collectively bought the artwork in ’89 and hung it in the band’s Dublin studio. 2008

A ’58 Hofner Senator guitar once owned by John Lennon goes for more than $340,000 at a London memorabilia auction. The owner also gets an ’82 note from George Harrison confirming its authenticity. In addition, a guitar that once belonged to late Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones is sold for $132,000. 2009

Blink-182 issue “California.” The group’s seventh album is their first without Tom DeLonge (replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba). The album comes out on the 182nd day of the year. 2016

Prince’s Purple Rain wardrobe goes for $192,000 at a Profiles in History auction in L.A. The late singer’s white ruffled shirt and black-and-white, leather-sleeved blazer worn in the film sell for $96,000 each. 2016

Stone Sour are #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart with “Song #3.”  It’s from their “Hydrograd” album.  2017

“Vinnie Paul: A Public Celebration Of Life,” a memorial for the late Pantera drummer (who died on 6/22 at age 54) is held in Dallas.  The day before, Paul was laid to rest in a KISS casket next to his brother and Pantera guitarist Darrell Abbott in nearby Arlington. 2018

Of Mice & Men begin a partnership with Twitch to stream live on a regular basis.  2021