This Day in History: 2023-07-10

JULY 10th

Leave it to the Rolling Stones to produce the ’60s defining song. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is #1 in the U.S. 1965

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“Beatles VI” tops the Billboard album chart.  The set holds “Eight Days A Week” and numerous covers.  1965

The record industry (RIAA) says Offspring’s “Smash, the band’s third studio album,” has sold 5-million units. 1995

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Guitarist/singer Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) is born in Tacoma, WA. 1943

 Vocalist Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio), is born in Cortland, NY. 1949

Greg Kihn, frontman for The Greg Kihn Band, has a birthday.  1950

Late Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones in buried in Cheltenham. He’d been fired from the group (by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) only weeks earlier and died under mysterious circumstances. All the Stones, expect Jagger, attend the memorial service. 1969

Chuck Berry is sentenced to four months in prison. The IRS says Berry owes $200,000. 1979

The Monkees receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  It’s in front of the Vogue Theatre.  1989

Limp Bizkit start a three-week run at #1 on the Billboard 200 with “Significant Other,” their first U.S. chart topper.  1999

Pearl Jam announce the launch of their ’06 Carbon Portfolio Strategy which earmarks $100,000 in donations from the band to nine environmental-related organizations to help offset carbon emissions produced through touring and other activities. “We (are investing) in the future health of our planet and its delicate ecosphere,” says guitarist Stone Gossard. 2006

Never say never. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and David Gilmour appear on stage together just two months after Waters said the two would never perform again. The Oxfordshire, U.K. concert raises $525,000 for the Hoping Foundation, which generates funds for young Palestinian refugees. 2010

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash gets the 2,473rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Slash is widely considered one of the greatest Rock guitarists of all time,” says Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. 2012

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody says he will be returning to the group following his treatment for his “addiction issues.” Moody dropped off the band’s European tour following an onstage meltdown. Tommy Vext filled in.  2017

Florence Welch (Florence And The Machine) publishes her first book. “Useless Magic” features Welch’s lyrics, poetry and artwork.  2018