Classic Rock Almanac July 29, 2016

ANNIVERSARIES

2014-Neil Young files for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years. His new romantic relationship, with actress Daryl Hannah, comes to light a month later.

1976-Manager Mike Appel countersues Bruce Springsteen two days after the artist took him to court.

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.

1971-George Harrison leads the first rehearsal for The Concerts for Bangladesh at Nola Hall on West 57th Street in New York. The ex-Beatle prepares the show with Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Badfinger and Jim Horn (and The Hollywood Horns). The next day, they’re joined by Leon Russell.

1970-The Rolling Stones officially end their relationship with business manager Allen Klein.

1968-The Beatles start recording “Hey Jude” at Abbey Road in London without producer George Martin, who has the night off. 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.

1966-Bob Dylan crashes his motorcycle near his home in Woodstock, New York. He is taken to Middletown Hospital with several broken vertebrae, a concussion and cuts on his face and scalp.

1965-The Beatles‘ second movie, Help!, opens at London’s Pavilion Theater nearly a month before its U-S debut.

BIRTHDAYS

John Sykes – 57 years old
Thin Lizzy/ex-Blue Murder/ex-Whitesnake guitarist-singer. Born in 1959.

Patti Scialfa – 60 years old
Bruce Springsteen‘s second wife has been a solo artist and a longtime singer and guitarist in The E Street Band. Born in 1956.

Geddy Lee (Gary Lee Weinrib) – 63 years old
Rush singer-bassist. Born in 1953.

Neal Doughty – 70 years old
REO Speedwagon keyboardist. Born in 1946.















 

 

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