This Month In Music History- July


This Month In Music History

July 1

• 1970: Casey Kasem’s “The American Top-Forty” radio show debuts in eleven U.S. cities

July 2

• 1980: Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and manager Joel Rifkin of the Grateful Dead are arrested in San Diego for interfering in the drug-related arrest of a concert-goer

July 3

• 1969: Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool

July 4

• 1898: Chautauqua Theatre Boulder opens

July 6

• 1957: 15-year-old Paul McCartney and 16-year-old John Lennon meet at a church picnic near Liverpool

• 1962: Ella Fitzgerald performs at Red Rocks.

July 7

• 1940: Ringo Starr is born

• 1961: The Fox Theatre in Boulder opens as a movie theater, part of the Inter-Mountain Theatre group.

• 1980: The original lineup of Led Zeppelin performs for the last time

July 9

• 1971: Doors lead singer Jim Morrison is buried at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France

• 1995: Jerry Garcia plays with the Grateful Dead for the last time at Chicago’s Soldier Field; he will die of a heart attack one month later

July 11

• 1969: David Bowie releases “Space Oddity” as an ode to American space travel to the moon

July 13

• 1985: Live Aid, a concert to benefit world hunger, takes place at Wembley Stadium in England and at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia

July 17

• 1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience opens for The Monkees at N.Y.’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium

• 1986: Willie Nelson performs at Red Rocks

July 19

• 2008: Denver hosts the first Mile High Music Festival at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, after Denver Zoo officials oppose the event in City Park

July 21

• 1986: The album Appetite For Destruction is released by Guns N’ Roses

• 1990: Roger Waters performs “The Wall” at  the former site of the Berlin Wall

July 23

• 1980: Grateful Dead keyboardist Keith Godchaux dies two days after a car accident

July 25

• 1965: Bob Dylan plugs in his guitar and is booed at the Newport Folk Festival

• 1969: Neil Young makes his first appearance with Crosby, Stills & Nash at The Fillmore East

July 26

• 1977: Bob Marley performs at Red Rocks

July 30

• 2009: Phish returns to Red Rocks for a four-night sold out run. It was the band’s first shows there in 13 years

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