This Weekend in Music History
July 19th, 1975 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has a marathon rehearsal session the day before kicking off their Born To Run tour. They practiced for a full 19 hours at The Record Plant in New York City to get ready.
July 19th, 1986 – There is an interesting relationship between the two top singles, Genesis is at No.1 with ‘Invisible Touch’, and their former lead singer, Peter Gabriel, is right below them at No.2 with ‘Sledgehammer’.
July 20th, 1968 - Cream started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Wheels Of Fire’. It would become the first platinum-selling double album and received a spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003.
July 20th, 2009 – Jackson Browne settles his lawsuit against presidential hopeful, Senator John McCain. The Republican Party had used Browne’s 1977 hit ‘Running On Empty’ without permission in their 2008 campaign ad which aired on TV and the Internet.
July 21st, 1973 – Jim Croce started a two week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’. Three months later, Croce would be killed in the crash of a chartered Beechcraft E18S upon takeoff from Natchitoches, Louisiana. Croce had finished a concert just a few hours before the crash and was headed to his next show in Texas.
July 21st, 2008 – The Police played at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. It was the first of two nights during the final leg of their 152-date reunion tour. The tour became the third highest grossing tour of all time, grossing over $340 million.