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July 7th

1967Dusty Springfield begins a three-week residency at New York’s Copacabana nightclub. Best known for her hit songs ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ and ‘I Only Want to be With You’, Springfield was one of the most successful British female performers, having six top 20 singles between 1963 and 1989.

1973Billy Preston starts a two week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Will It Go Round In Circles’, his first of two chart toppers. Billy Preston got his start as a session musician and was the only other musician to be credited on a Beatles recording. The artists on the number-one hit “Get Back” are given as “The Beatles with Billy Preston”

1984Bruce Springsteen hits No.1 on the album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album spends 139 weeks on the charts and is one of three albums to produce seven Top-ten singles.

1995Rod Stewart’s jet is forced to land at Landvetter Gothenburg International Airport in Sweden after it collides with a bird. Stewart embellished the event saying, “I almost crashed,” however officials described the event as “undramatic.”

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