Robert Taylor's milestones in rock for July

The Sound Drive 17/07/2017

FRI July 14,

1967 The Who begin their first full-scale U.S. tour as the opening act for Herman's Hermits.

1969 Bob Dylan makes a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock

Festival. He performs three numbers. (1969)

1982 Australian Crawl released their album SONS OF BEACHES

1987 rocker Steve Miller gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (1987)

SAT July 15,

1946 Linda Ronstadt is born. (1946)

1956 Guitarist Joe Satriani is born. (1956)

1973 Ray Davies announces he's leaving The Kinks. His decision is brought on by exhaustion

and his wife recently leaving him. He returns to the group within the week. (1973)

1978 Over 200,000 fans gather at Blackbush Airport in Britain to see Bob Dylan and his

band off after the completion of his U.K. tour. (1978)

1989 more than 200,000 people cram into Venice, Italy for a free Pink Floyd concert.

Residents complain about the noise, litering and drug use. (1989)

1994 Singer/songwriter/drummer Phil Collins announces he is seeking a divorce from wife

Jill. (1994)

SUN July 16,

1966 Three musicians in London, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker form the band

Cream. The band would go on to become regarded as rock's first supergroup as well as one

of the most popular and influential bands of the 60's. (1966)

1969 The Who's "I'm Free" is released. (1969)

1973 Bob Dylan releases the soundtrack to "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid." Dylan stars in the

flick with Kris Kristofferson. One song off the LP, "Knocking On Heaven's Door" reaches #12

while the soundtrack goes to #16. (1973)

1981 Jefferson Starship get a gold record for "Modern Time." Grace Slick only makes sme

vocal appearances on the LP, because it was nearly finished when she rejoined the group.

1992 Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" is played (over and over) as Arkansas Governor Bill

Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for President. (1992)

1996 Styx drummer John Panozzo, dies of a gastrointestinal hemmorhage at his home in

Chicago. He was 47. (1996)