This Day in History: 2023-07-19

JULY 19th

The title track from The Beatles second film, “Help!” is released as a single. 1965

“Venus And Mars” is #1 on the Billboard 200.  Wings fourth album is Paul McCartney’s sixth post-Beatles effort. The Wings album includes “Rock Show” and “Listen To What The Man Said” (see below).  1975

“Invisible Touch,” the title track from Genesis’ thirteenth album, is #1 on the Billboard 200. 1986

Marilyn Manson release “Portrait Of An American Family.” The album was produced by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Teznor. The album goes gold. 1994

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Guitarists Bernie Leadon (The Eagles) and Brian May (Queen) share a birthday. 1947

Grateful Dead keyboardist Keith Godchaux is born. 1948

Allen Collins (Larkin Allen Collins Jr.), guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd is born in Jacksonville, FL.  1952

The Rolling Stones classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is certified gold by the RIAA (U.S. record industry). 1965

Robert Conrad “Robb” Flynn, lead vocalist/guitarist for Machine Head, is born on Oakland.  1967

The Paul McCartney composed, “Listen To What The Man Says,” is #1 for his band Wings. 1975

Deep Purple pull the plug after numerous personnel changes. They went through three lead singers (Rod Evans, Ian Gillian and David Coverdale), three bass players (Nicky Simper, Roger Glover and Glenn Hughes) and two guitarists (Ritchie Blackmore and Tommy Bolin). Only organist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice make whole trip. 1976

“The Game” tops the U.K. chart. The Queen album, featuring “Another One Bites The Dust,” has a three-week run at #1. 1980

Guns N’ Roses made him do it. Steven Alder sues his former bandmates claiming they forced him to use heroin, then bounced him from the group when he tried to kick the habit. The drummer is later paid $2 million and 15% of royalties for everything he recorded up until his dismissal.  1991

Ellie Rowsell, singer with Wolf Alice Archway, U.K.  1992

It’s announced Metallica’s James Hetfield has entered rehab for alcoholism and “other addictions.” 2001

Guns N’ Roses exit the stage abruptly at their concert in Newcastle, England. Singer Axl Rose is hit twice by objects thrown from the crowd. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed calls the show “one of the best gigs of the entire tour,” and says the early ending was due to “two morons who obviously don’t know how to behave at a Rock concert.” Does anybody?  2006

Warrant’s lead singer Jani Lane is ordered to serve 120 days in jail after pleading no contest to his second DUI charge in less than a year. Officers at the scene reported that Lane blew twice the legal limit in a Breathalyzer test and failed field sobriety tests. Lane also loses his license for three years and is required to complete a 30-month alcohol education program. 2010

KISS play a private show for veterans at the Jiffy Lube Live Arena in Bristow, VA. Prior to the show, KISS and opening act Mötley Crüe present a check for $250,000 to the National Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. “A free country’s greatest national treasure are the people that make that country free,” says KISS’ Paul Stanley. “God bless our troops. God bless America.” 2012

Roger Waters’ The Wall world tour is the highest-grossing trek of the year, according to Billboard’s Boxscore. The trek earns $131.4 million in six-months, far outdistancing tours by Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen and Pearl Jam. 2012

Third Eye Blind perform at a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame charity event before an audience filled with Republican National Convention attendees. Frontman Stephan Jenkins continually blasts the GOP and antagonizes the crowd. He gets booed a lot. 2016

The Columbus (OH) City Council passes legislation to turn the Alrosa Villa nightclub where Pantera/Damageplan guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered into affordable apartments. For four decades, the Alrosa Villa hosted local and national acts, including Slipknot, KoЯn and Buckcherry.  2021