This Day in Music, July 10: For Sale - Drum, One Careful Owner

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On this day in 1965, The Rolling Stones started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction”, the group's first US No.1.

In 1969, the funeral of Rolling Stone Brian Jones took place in his hometown at Hatherley Road Parish Church, Cheltenham. Canon Hugh Evan Hopkins read Jones' own epitaph, "Please don't judge me too harshly". Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts from The Stones attended the funeral.

Today in 1987, producer and record company executive John Hammond died. He brought Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, and Bruce Springsteen to Columbia Records. Hammond also worked as a producer with Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie.

In 2008, the drum skin used on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album sold for £541,250 ($1m) at Christie's memorabilia auction in London. Other items sold included John Lennon's lyrics for “Give Peace a Chance” which sold for £421,250 ($832,257) and a pair of tinted prescription sunglasses belonging to Lennon, which he wore for the cover of the single “Mind Games”, sold for £39,650 ($79,000). A rare 1/4 inch reel-to-reel master tape recording of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Woburn Music Festival in 1968 went for £48,050 ($95,000), a Marshall amplifier used by Hendrix in concert fetched £25,000 ($50,000), and a pair of his stripey flared trousers made £20,000 ($49,000).

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A former musician, Neil was in the 80's group The Cheaters who were once signed to EMI's Parlophone label, and released three albums. He was also a radio presenter and is still a regular music pundit on various BBC stations. Neil is the founder of the award winning web site This Day in Music which is…

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