July 6th – On This Day In Music: 6 Fast Facts

Paul McCartney and John Lennon Meet

1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet on this day July 6th.

On this day The Quarry Men were setting up for a night’s gig when McCartney picked up his guitar and played “Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and Be – Bop- A- Lula (Gene Vincent). Lennon gave a thumbs up while McCartney taught Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon Meet
John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time.

1968 – On this day The Rolling Stones hit their 5th No.1 with Jumpin’ Jack Flash

And here’s a fun fact – On this day while staying at Richard’s country house, a gardener by the name of Jack Dyer woke the house up.  Jagger asked what that noise was, and Richards replied “that’s Jack, that’s jumpin’ Jack”. Have you had a chance to check out Steve Flack’s and Angry Andersons performance?

1971 – Louis Armstrong dies on this day.

On this day American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader, Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong died. Louis had many hits including the 1964 US No.1 ‘Hello Dolly!’, 1968 UK No.1 ‘What A Wonderful World’ plus ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, and ‘We Have All the Time in the World.’ He made frequent use of laxatives as a means of controlling his weight, resulting in Armstrong appearing in humorous, advertisements for laxative product Swiss Kriss; the ads bore a picture of him sitting on a toilet, as viewed through a keyhole, with the slogan “Satch says, ‘Leave it all behind ya!”

Here are ten more things about Satch you may want to read…

Louis Armstrong

1985 – On this day Phil Collins goes No.1 – ‘Sussudio’ from “No Jacket Required” – his third US number one hit.

2012 – U2

After the recent news with Guy Sebastian’s ex manager Titus Day, it seems that U2’s Bassist had a similar story on this day July 6th with his personal assistant Carol Hawkins. Hawkins was convicted and jailed for 7 years after embezzling 2.8m euros over 4 years and 181 counts of theft.

Adam Clayton

1959John Keeble from Spandau Ballet was born on this day.

English pop and rock drummer John Keeble with Spandau Ballet who became one of the most successful groups to emerge during the New Romantic era and have produced a number of international hits during the 80s including ‘True’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Through the Barricades. Check out Steve’s original acoustic arrangement lesson of “True” here.

John Keeble

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