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July 2011

Articles From Neil Cossar in July
Sunday Jul 31, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The Eagles' next album was mixed by Frey and Henley on opposite coasts after the two decided they couldn't bear to be in the same state, let alone the same studio.
Saturday Jul 30, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Paul McCartney told tape operator John Kurlander to discard “Her Majesty”, but Kurlander tacked it onto the end of the tape, about 20 seconds after the end of “The End”.
Friday Jul 29, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1973, Led Zeppelin lost $203,000 when a thief raided their safe deposit box and made off with the cash from two Madison Square Garden concerts in New York City.
Thursday Jul 28, 2011 00:00 AM ET
As a keyboardist and songwriter, Richard Wright helped create the pioneering psychedelic sound that made Pink Floyd one of the world's greatest groups; he was also a ‘quiet’ one.
Wednesday Jul 27, 2011 00:00 AM ET
During the run-up to the recording session, McCartney and his band were well and truly on the run.
Tuesday Jul 26, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Top Of The Pops crept onto our TV screens on New Year's Day 1964, presented by the cigar-chomping, tracksuit-modelling disc jockey Jimmy Savile.
Monday Jul 25, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Neil Young is one of the few artists to survive the rocky path from unknown struggling songsmith to superstardom.
Sunday Jul 24, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The Beatles become transcendental, Beyonce trips, and 50 Cent goes to court...
Saturday Jul 23, 2011 00:00 AM ET
In 2010, surgical instruments allegedly used to conduct Elvis Presley's autopsy were removed from an upcoming auction amid doubts about their authenticity.
Friday Jul 22, 2011 00:00 AM ET
When asked about the song in one of his last interviews, Lennon declared "Imagine" to be as good as anything he had written with the Beatles.
Thursday Jul 21, 2011 00:00 AM ET
We’ve seen some major live events as spectators in rock music history: Woodstock, Monterey, Live Aid and Live 8, but one of the most ground-breaking must be The Wall.
Wednesday Jul 20, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" enters the charts at # 117 and then goes on to become legendary.
Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Why was The Godfather of Soul behind bars and where did all that money come from?
Monday Jul 18, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1966, Bobby Fuller, leader of The Bobby Fuller Four was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Sunday Jul 17, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day, Billie Holiday died in a New York City hospital at the age of 43.
Saturday Jul 16, 2011 55:00 AM ET
On this day, arrivals, departures, and very short concerts.
Friday Jul 15, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The entertainment world needs interesting characters - larger than life personalities who can make headlines and feed the media with tales of excess, fall-outs, and ups and downs. Over the years we’ve had no shortage of nominees for this category....
Thursday Jul 14, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1988, Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London.
Wednesday Jul 13, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Billed as The Global Jukebox, and described as "The Day Rock and Roll Changed the World," Live Aid became the biggest live rock event ever.
Tuesday Jul 12, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Here's how some big stars earned a living before they made it big...
Monday Jul 11, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Fancy a Rolling Stones lunch box? AC/DC playing cards? Or how about a meadow in a can from R.E.M.? Some artists make more money from merch than they do from record sales.
Sunday Jul 10, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this date, a drum skin fetches a stunning price at a Christie's auction.
Saturday Jul 9, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Dylan records a classic, Hendrix gets canned, and rock stars have heart problems.
Friday Jul 8, 2011 00:00 AM ET
When you’re the manager of some multi-million pound selling act, with your gold discs hanging from the office wall and your collection of shiny cars just waiting to be driven to the gym, life must get boring.
Thursday Jul 7, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Syd Barrett established himself as an adventurous and imaginative songwriter, creating swathes of free-form sound with his Fender Esquire guitar and penning some of the most idiosyncratic, yet quintessentially English, songs ever written.
Wednesday Jul 6, 2011 15:00 AM ET
Haley was always an unlikely pop star. Blinded in his left eye as a child due to a botched operation, he later adopted his distinctive spit-curl hairstyle to distract attention from his blind eye.
Tuesday Jul 5, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones gave a free concert in London's Hyde Park before an audience of 250,000 as a tribute to Brian Jones, who had died two days earlier.
Monday Jul 4, 2011 00:00 AM ET
In the 30 days of June, the four members of The Beatles had spent nine days recording new songs, played five concerts, attended a nightclub opening, recorded radio interviews, and rehearsed new songs.
Sunday Jul 3, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Happy Fourth of July. Just for a bit of fun, here are 20 top tunes to take you around the USA. Can you think of any more? "I Love L.A." - Randy Newman "Philadelphia" - Neil Young "Angel of Harlem" -...
Sunday Jul 3, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1967, a private party was held at the Speakeasy Club in London, England for the Monkees. Guests included: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Dusty Springfield, Eric Clapton, Lulu, and all the members from Manfred...
Saturday Jul 2, 2011 00:00 AM ET
In 2005, the world’s biggest music stars united in concerts around the world to put pressure on political leaders ahead of the G8 summit to tackle poverty in Africa.
Friday Jul 1, 2011 00:00 AM ET
A national debate occurred between the younger teenage crowd, which loved rock 'n' roll music and the establishment, which preferred jazz and orchestra music and feared that Elvis was contributing to the corruption of America's youth.

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