On This Day, July 10 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JULY 10 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day July 10 in 1961 – Bobby Lewis went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Tossin’ and Turnin”. It held the top spot for for seven consecutive weeks.

1965 – With ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’The Rolling Stones started a four-week stint at No.1 in the US. The song was a worldwide hit and it topped the charts in eight other countries that year, including the UK.

1965 The Beatles started a six-week run at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with their seventh studio album ‘Beatles VI’ on this day July 10 in music history.

1972 – American singer Harry Nilsson released his eighth studio album ‘Son of Schmilsson’. The album peaked at No.12 in the US and it features musicians such as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

1976 – Pop group the Starland Vocal Band hit No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Afternoon Delight’ for the first of two weeks on this day July 10.

1976 – With his seventh studio album ‘A Night on the Town’Rod Stewart reached number one in the UK. The album was a chart-topper in five other countries and a No.2 hit in the US. This would also be his last No.1 album on the chart until May 25, 2013.

1987 – American record producer, music critic and talent scout John Hammond died on this day July 10, aged 76. Best remembered for discovering and launching the careers of the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Leonard Cohen, Benny Goodman etc.

1993 – R&B vocal trio SWV scored their first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Weak’.

1999 – With their second studio album ‘Significant Other’, rap rock band Limp Bizkit went to No.1 in the US on this day July 10 in music history.

1999 – Irish boy band Boyzone started a seven-week stint at number one on the UK Albums chart with their greatest hits compilation ‘By Request’.

2000 – Pop rock band Coldplay released their debut studio album ‘Parachutes’ on this day July 10. The album went to No.1 in Australia, Norway, and the UK, and won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

2004 – R&B singer Usher started a two-week stint at number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Burn’. The song was a chart-topper in Australia, New Zealand, and the US as well.

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2004 – The number one single in the United States on this day July 10 was ‘Fantasia’ by the American Idol season three winner Fantasia.

2004 – With their eponymous debut studio album, glam rock band Scissor Sisters reached No.1 in the UK where it also ended the year as the best-selling record of 2004.

2004 – American rapper Jadakiss topped the US Billboard 200 chart with his second studio album ‘Kiss of Death’ on this day July 10 in music history.

2010 – With his seventh studio album ‘Recovery’, rapper Eminem started a five-week run at number one in the US. The album was an international hit that year and it topped seventeen charts around the world.

2021 – Rapper Tyler, the Creator scored his second number one album in the US with ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’, on this day July 10.

2021 – American multi-genre fiddle player Byron Berline died at the age of 77. Best remembered for his work with the likes of Dillard & Clark, The Rolling Stones, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, Eagles, etc.

BORN ON THIS DAY JULY 10 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1915 – Jazz pianist and organist Milton Buckner was born in St. Louis, Missouri on this day July 10 in music history. Best known for pioneering the parallel chords style.

1936 – American keyboardist and session musician Johnny Griffith was born in Detroit, Michigan. Best known for playing with Motown’s in-house studio band The Funk Brothers.

1937 – American jazz and cabaret singer Sandra Galitz also known professionally as Sandy Stewart was born on this day July 10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1939 – R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples was born in Chicago, Illinois. She came to prominence as a member of her family’s band The Staple Singers before establishing herself as a solo artist.

1941 – English singer-songwriter and record producer Ian Whitcomb was born on this day July 10 in Woking. Best known for his 1965 hit single ‘You Turn Me On’.

1942 – Heavy metal singer Ronald James Padavona also known professionally as Ronnie James Dio was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Best known for fronting the bands Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Dio, Heaven & Hell, and Elf.

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1942 – American singer-songwriter and guitarist Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was born in Detroit, Michigan on this day July 10 in music history.

1943 – American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Jerry Miller was born in Tacoma, Washington. Best known as a founding member of Moby Grape and the Jerry Miller Band.

1947 – Folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Arlo Guthrie was born on this day July 10 in Brooklyn, New York City.

1947 – American trombonist, composer and conductor Bruce Fowler was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Best known for his work with Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart.

1949 – Founder and frontman of The Greg Kihn BandGreg Kihn was born in Baltimore, Maryland on this day July 10.

1954 – Singer, songwriter and one half of the synthpop duo Pet Shop BoysNeil Tennant was born on this day in North Shields, England.

1958 – American banjo player Bela Fleck was born in New York City on this day July 10 in music history Best known for playing with the bands New Grass Revival and Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones.

1959 – Drummer, singer, songwriter, and co-founder of the rock band The RunawaysSandy West was born in Long Beach, California.

1962 – Rapper and one half of the hip-hop duo Kid ‘n PlayChristopher “Play” Martin was born on this day July 10 in Queens, New York.

1965 – Founding member and guitarist of the alternative rock band Porno for PyrosPeter DiStefano was born in Santa Monica, California.

1970 – Singer and founding member of the pop group Take ThatJason Orange was born on this day July 10 in Manchester, England.

1980 – American singer and actress Jessica Simpson was born in Abilene, Texas. Best known for songs such as ‘I Wanna Love You Forever’, ‘With You’, and ‘I Think I’m in Love with You’ among others.

1993 – Singer and dancer Perrie Edwards was born in South Shields, England on this day July 10 in music history. She came to prominence as a member of the girl group Little Mix.

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