sun records

Anyway you do

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


July 19, 1954

elvis_thats_all_rightSun Records releases Elvis Presley’s first single, That’s Alright Mama, which becomes a hit locally in Memphis.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Sweeter than wine


 

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Linda Ronstadt

I never drew one response from you

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


July 15, 1946

LindaBorn this day in Tucson, Arizona — the irresistible Linda Ronstadt. Her first hit as a solo artist is Long, Long Time. On this tune, her backing band includes Don Henley and Glenn Frey, who will later become the nucleus of The Eagles.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: For that fool is me


 

Bowie

Check ignition and may God’s love be with you

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


July 11, 1969

dbsoDavid Bowie releases Space Oddity in the U.K. It is timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing but has to be re-released before it becomes a hit later in the year in the U.K. (but not until 1973 in the U.S.).

ALSO ON THIS DAY: He roared out his soul