Saturday, July 1, 2023

Music History Today: July 1, 2023

July 1, 2013, 1983: ZZ Top released their video for "Gimme All Your Lovin'," marking the first appearance of Billy Gibbons' 1933 Ford Hot Rod the Eliminator.

Billy Gibbons' 1933 Ford Hot Rod the Eliminator
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July 1, 1945: Deborah Harry was born Angela Trimble in Miami, Florida.
Adopted by Richard and Catherine Harry when she was 3 months old, Deborah grew up in Hawthorne, New Jersey. She met guitarist Chris Stein in the 1970s, and the two started a band that would become Blondie. 

Deborah Harry 

Categorized as New Wave, Blondie eventually met commercial and critical success. The band's third album, Parallel Lines, catapulted Harry to stardom, and the song "Heart of Glass" reached No. 1, later followed by other chart-toppers like "Call Me," "The Tide Is High" and "Rapture." 
Read more: Biography

July 1, 1968: The Band released their debut album, Music From Big Pink, which features their first hit single, "The Weight." It followed the group's backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour as The Hawks.

July 1, 1972: Jim Croce's first song, "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," debuted on Billboard's Hot 100. 
In Jim Croce's all-too-short career, he wrote tender love songs like "Time In A Bottle" and "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song," but would also write rambunctious songs about colorful characters. His most famous character is Leroy Brown, who, like Big Jim Walker, gets his comeuppance in a violent finish. This one is about a pool hustler who has built quite a reputation. 
Read more: Songfacts

Gimme All Your Lovin'
ZZ Top

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