social_icons twitter facebook text_us videoiphone_app
Dave Scott
92.3 KGON, Portland's Classic Rock Station

Shannon's Blog


This Day In Rock 7/29/13

2007 - Cal Ripken Junior and Tony Gwynn are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony attended by a record-smashing crowd of more than 75-thousand in Cooperstown, New York.
2007 - Tom Snyder -- the newsman, T-V talk show host and interviewer who presided over the Tomorrow show on N-B-C from 1975 to 1981 -- dies from complications of leukemia at the age of 71.
1990 - No-hitters are pitched in both leagues on the same day -- by Fernandeo Valenzuela for the Dodgers and Dave Stewart for the A's.
1974 - "Mama" Cass Elliot, the former Mamas and the Papas mainstay, suffers a fatal heart attack in London. The 32-year-old had just wrapped up a two-week engagement at the Palladium.
1973 - Led Zeppelin's safe deposit box at the Drake Hotel in New York is robbed of 180-thousand dollars. It is one of the largest cash thefts ever in New York City.
1972 - The Supreme Court strikes down the death penalty by a 5-4 vote. It is reinstated in 1976.
1968 - The Beatles start recording "Hey Jude" at Abbey Road in London. Over the next four days --with a move to Trident Studios --they produce their longest-running (seven minutes) and most dominant (eight weeks at number-one) single.
1968 - The Byrds leave for a concert tour of South Africa, without singer-guitarist Gram Parsons, who refuses to set foot in the country while apartheid still prevails.
1967 - The Doors' "Light My Fire" starts a three-week run at number-one in Billboard.
1966 - Cream plays its first public show, at a Manchester (England) club called the Twisted Wheel.
1965 - The Beatles' second movie, Help!, opens at London's Pavilion Theater nearly a month before its U-S debut.
1953 - The Interstate Highway System is born when the Federal Highway Act authorizes the building of more than 42-thousand miles of highway.
1946 - Addicted to heroin and alcohol, saxophonist Charlie Parker collapses at a studio session in L-A while recording "Lover Man." He spends the next six months in a state hospital.
1938 - The comic strip Dennis the Menace debuts.
1925 - Marvin Pipkin patents the frosted light bulb to reduce glare. 

Tags :  
Topics : Entertainment_Culture
Social :
Locations : CooperstownLondonManchesterNew YorkNew York City
People : Charlie ParkerDave StewartGram ParsonsMarvin PipkinTom SnyderTony Gwynn

07/29/2013 4:26PM
This Day In Rock 7/27/13
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :

advertise with us
Recent Blog Posts
Gloria Interviews Def Leppard's Joe Elliot!
Tom Jones
Holiday things to do!!
Holiday things to do!!
Brian Adams
Iris talks to the creator of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Paul O'neill
Joe Lynn Turner and Carmine Appice
Weekend things to do!