Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Music History Today: July 5, 2023

July 5, 1974: Linda Ronstadt recorded her breakthrough hit, a cover of Dee Dee Warwick's "You're No Good," at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California.

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Capitol Records was unsure whether to release "You're No Good" or "When Will I Be Loved" as the lead single off Heart Like a Wheel, only deciding on "You're No Good" a week after the album's release. Linda Ronstadt's version became the song's most successful cover. 
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July 5, 1943: Canadian musician Robbie Robertson was born in Toronto, Ontario.
Robbie Robertson joined The Hawks in 1962. They toured with Bob Dylan in the US throughout 1965 and around the world the following year. The Hawks became The Band. As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for writing "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek."

Robbie Robertson

On November 25, 1976, The Band held a farewell concert at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. More than a dozen special guests performed. The show was filmed by director Martin Scorsese, who made it into the documentary "The Last Waltz." 
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July 5, 1950: Huey Lewis was born Hugh Anthony Cregg III in Manhattan, New York.
Huey Lewis started singing and playing harmonica at a young age. He joined the band Huey Lewis and the American Express, which later changed its name to Huey Lewis and the News.

Huey Lewis
Huey Lewis

The band released many hit albums like Sports and Picture This. Lewis has done a cameo in many movies and starred opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in Crusin, where he sang a hit duet with her.  

Read more: Huey Lewis and The News

July 5, 1969: The Rolling Stones gave a free concert in London's Hyde Park before an audience of 250,000 as a tribute to Brian Jones, who had died two days earlier. It was guitarist Mick Taylor's debut with the Stones. 

You're No Good
Linda Ronstadt

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