July 5 in music history
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On This Day, July 5 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JULY 5 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day July 5 in 1954  – Nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley recorded his debut single ‘That’s All Right’.

1969 -- The Who released ‘I’m Free’ as a single. The song featured on their fourth studio album ‘Tommy’.

1974 -- Linda Ronstadt recorded her rendition of Dee Warwick‘s song ‘You’re No Good’ on this day July 5 in music history. The song went to number one in the US and it peaked at No.2 in Canada.

1983  – Hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies released their self-titled debut studio album through Frontier Records. The album became one of the best-selling punk rock albums.

1986 -- Janet Jackson went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with her third studio album ‘Control’ on this day July 5. It also topped the South African albums chart while in the UK it peaked at No.8.

1986 -- Billy Ocean topped the US singles chart with ‘There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)’. The song also became a chart-topper in Canada.

1992  – Canadian guitarist Paul Hackman died on this day at the age of 38 in a car accident. He rose to fame as a member of the rock band Helix.

1993  – Icelandic singer and songwriter Bjork released her first solo studio album ‘Debut’ on this day July 5. The album reached the No.3 spot on the UK albums chart, while in the US it peaked at No.61.

1994  – Rock band Hootie & the Blowfish released their debut studio album ‘Cracked Rear View’. The album went to No.1 in the US and Canada, and it became one of the best-selling albums of all time with over 20 million copies sold worldwide.

1997  – American singer Elva Miller also known by her stage name as Mrs. Miller died on this day July 5 at the age of 89.

2001  – R&B singer Ernest Kador also known professionally as Ernie K-Doe died at the age of 68. Best remembered for his chart-topping single ‘Mother-in-Law’.

2003  – With her fourth studio album ‘After the Storm’Monica went to number one in the US on this day July 5 in music history.

Monica – So Gone

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2005  – American R&B singer Shirley Goodman died on this day at the age of 69. Best remembered as one half of the music duo Shirley and Lee, and for her chart-topping single ‘Shame, Shame, Shame’.

2008 -- Coldplay started a two-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart with their fourth studio album ‘Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends’. The album became a chart-topper in over 20 countries, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.

2008  – With ‘I Kissed a Girl’Katy Perry started a seven-week run at number one on the US singles chart on this day July 5 in music history. The song became a chart-topper in sixteen countries, including the UK.

2014 -- Lana Del Rey scored her first number one album in the US with ‘Ultraviolence’. The album was an international hit and it became a chart-topper in thirteen more countries, including the UK, Australia, and Canada.

BORN ON THIS DAY JULY 5 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1912  – American songwriter and lyricist Mack David was born in New York on this day July 5 in music history. Best known for his work in film and TV, particularly with Disney on movies like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Cinderella’. He’s also the older brother of Hal David.

1913  – American R&B singer and guitarist Overton Amos Lemons also known professionally as Smiley Lewis was born in DeQuincy, Louisiana.

1941  – American singer-songwriter and record producer Dennis Minogue also known professionally as Terry Cashman was born on this day July 5 in New York City.

1943  – Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist Robbie Robertson was born on this day in Toronto, Ontario. He rose to fame as the lead guitarist and songwriter for The Band. H

1945  – English singer Andrew “Andy” Ellison was born in Leatherhead, Surrey. Best known as the frontman of bands such as Radio Stars, John’s Children, and Jet.

1950  – Singer-songwriter and frontman of Huey Lewis and the NewsHuey Lewis was born as Hugh Cregg in New York City.

1950  – Founding member and guitarist of the rock band SteppenwolfMichael Monarch was born on this day July 5 in Los Angeles, California.

1953 – Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Ron Thompson was born in Oakland, California on this day July 5 in music history.

1954  – American musician Jimmy Crespo was born on this day in Brooklyn, New York. He rose to fame as the lead guitarist of Aerosmith from 1979 until 1984.

1959  – American singer and songwriter Marc Cohn was born on this day July 5 in Cleveland, Ohio.

1969  – American rapper, record producer and actor Robert Fitzgerald Diggs also known professionally as RZA was born in New York City. He rose to fame as the leader of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

1973  – One half of the electronic music duo MolokoRoisin Murphy was born on this day July 5 in Arklow, Ireland.

1980  – Frontman of the alternative rock band LifehouseJason Wade was born in Camarillo, California on this day July 5 in music history.

1985  – English musician Nick O’Malley was born on this day in Sheffield. Best known as the bassist of the rock band Arctic Monkeys.

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