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On This Day in Music...July 10th

 
Posted July 10th, 2014 @ 1:34am

July 10th is here and it's National Pina Colada Day! No, I won't put that song up here, I wouldn't do that to you. What I will do, though, is give you the scoop about what happened On This Day in Music!

We'll being on July 10th, 2010, where fans got a HUGE surprise! People had gathered to watch David Gilmour playing a Hoping Foundation charity event in England at Kiddington Hall. Only 200 people were there and paid a lot of money for the tickets but the price could have been whatever they wanted to charge, had those people known Roger Waters was also there! They did 4 songs together and, as expected, were amazing. 

That's why you should go to concerts: you never know what could happen.

We'll go to July 10th, 2012 for our next event and congratulate Slash for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! It was a big honor for him and Charlie Sheen was the host of the event, coming full blast with a fantastic line for everyone there. "It seems quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on." Wow.

Let's watch Slash's acceptance speech. 

And why did he get that star? Because of things like this, "Sweet Child O' Mine" from Tokyo in 1992. 

That's why.

Next on the agenda is a sale on a drum skin for a fortune. But this isn't any old drum skin. On July 10th, 2008, the one from the cover of The Beatles' record Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club was sold at an auction at Christie's in London for $1 million!!! That's an expensive decoration!

Why don't we see Paul McCartney and U2 playing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in 2005 at Live 8 in London?

That's pretty awesome. I bet U2 was nervous to do that. No way you can play it cool performing with Sir Paul! 

We have birthdays to talk about as well for July 10th!

1978 is our first birthday stop as we say Happy Happy to Jesse Lacey from Brand New! The band has been doing their thing for a while and got to stop by Late Night With Conan O'Brien in 2009 to play "Jesus Christ"! 

July 10th, 1954 is our next stop on the birthdays for Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys! I won't let you down! "West End Girls" comes from Glastonbury in 2000. 

One more birthday for today, and it's July 10th, 1947. Mr. Arlo Guthrie came to us today and here we go with all 18 minutes of "Alice's Restaurant" (even though it's not Thanksgiving)! 

Have an awesome July 10th and after work, go get a Pina Colada. But don't sing that awful song. Don't. You. Dare.

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