This Day in History: 2023-07-24

JULY 24th

Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” (from “Rocky III”) is #1 on the Hot 100. The song is the group’s biggest hit. 1982

Pantera unleashes “Cowboys From Hell.” Their fifth studio album is their major label (ATCO) debut.  Considered “one of the most influential albums” in ‘90s Metal it’s also their first platinum effort. 1990

“Sounding The Seventh Trumpet,” Avenged Sevenfold’s debut, is out.  With a budget of only $2,000, the album goes on to sell 300,000 copies in the U.S.  2001

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An advertisement in the London Times encourages the British Government to legalize marijuana. It is signed by all four Beatles and other British musicians. 1967

Having shortened their name from Paul Revere & The Raiders to simply The Raiders, they have a chart-topping hit (their only one) with “Indian Reservation.” 1971

“(Bang A Gong) Get It On” (T-Rex) is #1 in the U.K.  1971

Bobby Ramirez, drummer with Edgar Winter’s White Trash, is killed by thugs in a Chicago bar because his hair is too long. Ramirez was 24. 1972

The Raveonettes guitarist/vocalist Sune Rose Wagner is born in Copenhagen. 1978

Joel Stroetzel has a birthday.  He goes on to form Killswitch Engage with co-guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. 1980

“La Bamba,” the Ritchie Valens bio-pic, opens. The film stars Lou Diamond Phillips and has appearances by Brian Setzer and Marshall Crenshaw. 1987

Jimmy Eat World deliver “Bleed American.”  The platinum album was re-released as “Jimmy Eat World” following the 9/11 attacks; that name remained until ’08,   2001

Ex-Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro appears on FOX’s America`s Most Wanted” He discusses how the show helped catch his mother’s murderer. Caroline Navarro was shot in ’83 and her killer was apprehended 13-years later on a tip from a viewer. 2004

Blink-182 launch a reunion tour (following a four-year hiatus). “We used to walk onstage and forget our parts – we just wanted to play fast and look cool,” says bassist Mark Hoppus. “This time we want to be a little more artistic.” 2009

Rush’s show in Calgary, cancelled due to heavy flooding and damage, is moved to nearby Red Deer. The concert becomes a benefit for Alberta Flood Relief. “After seeing the devastation from the recent floods, we felt compelled to do what we could,” says bassist Geddy Lee. 2013

Puddle Of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin gets arrested after an altercation with a neighbor and defacing a concrete wall the singer claims was built on his property. Scantlin is booked into the Hollywood Community Police Department on the charge of felony vandalism. 2013

Lamb Of God roll out “VII: Sturm Und Drang” (German for “storm and stress”). The title indirectly refers to vocalist Randy Blythe’s arrest in Prague on murder changes (he is later acquitted). 2015

Linkin Park publishes an open letter to their late singer, Chester Bennington, following his 7/20 passing at the age of 41. “Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.” Bennington died of suicide. 2017