The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Today In Rock: July 4

1948

Jeremy Spencer was born.

1960

Duane Eddy and the Rebels hit #4 with "Because They're Young," the title song from the movie of the same name.

1961

Tossin' and Turnin' (Bobby Lewis) was a hit.

1972

David Bowie's "Starman" hits #10 in the UK and #65 in the US.

1974

Steely Dan perform at the Santa Monica Center. Guitarist Jeff Baxter thereupon leaves to join the Doobie Brothers and drummer Jim Hodder quits as well. Following this tour, the group does not perform again under the Steely Dan rubric until 1993.

1977

Brick hits #3 with "Dazz".

1998

Brandy, a pop and R&B star and star of the popular TV show 'Moesha', hits #2 in the US with 'Never S-A-Y Never'.