This Week in Music History: June 27 through July 3
Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week.
Births: Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys (1942); Lisa Germano (1958); Jeffrey Lee Pierce, front man of The Gun Club (1958); Reliant K musician John Warne (1979)
Deaths: The Who bassist John Entwistle (2002)
See the rest of the week after the jump....
June 28 : 1846 : The saxophone is patented by Adolph Sax in Paris, France. Births: Procol Harum bassist David Knights (1945); Mark Stoermer, bassist of The Killers (1977) Deaths: GG Allin (1993)
Births: Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice (1948); Men At Work front man Colin Hay (1953); Greg Hetson, guitarist for Bad Religion and the Circle Jerks (1961); Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger (1978)
Deaths: Tim Buckley (1975)
Births: Lena Horne (1917); Florence Ballard of The Supremes (1943); Little River Band singer-songwriter Glenn Shorrock (1944); Sweet guitarist Andy Scott (1949); Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes (1953); Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance (1959); Murray Cook, singer of The Wiggles (1960); Pantera and Down singer Phil Anselmo (1968); Franz Ferdinand drummer Andy Knowles (1982)
Deaths: Chet Atkins (2001)
1979: Sony introduces the Walkman.
Births: Debbie Harry of Blondie (1945); Fred Schneider of The B-52's (1951); Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum (1963); Missy Elliott (1971); Sufjan Stevens (1975)
Deaths: Steppenwolf bass player Rushton Moreve (1981); Snakefinger of The Residents (1987); Luther Vandross (2005); Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley (2008)
Births: Songwriter and producer Murry Wilson of The Beach Boys (1917); Paul Williams of The Temptations (1939); E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan (1949); Mark Hart of Crowded House and Supertramp (1953); Pete Briquette, bassist of The Boomtown Rats (1954); English rapper Monie Love (1970); Michelle Branch (1983)
Deaths: Jazz bassist Ray Brown (2002)
Births: Laura Branigan (1957); Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy (1959); Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies (1969)
Deaths: Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones (1969); Jim Morrison (1971)
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