Why July 16th Matters In Rock History


It’s July 16th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 2007, The White Stripes played their shortest live show ever. It took place in St. John's, NL, where Jack White played a single C-sharp note accompanied by a bass drum and crash cymbal hit from Meg White inside the George Street bar.

- In 1966, Eric Clapton formed Cream with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker.

- In 2002, Buckcherry singer Josh Todd abruptly quit the band. While they reformed in 2005, during the interim the group was brought to an end since they didn’t want to continue without him.

- In 2014, guitarist Johnny Winter died at age 70.

- In 1962, The Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records. 

- And in 1976, The Allman Brothers Band split up due to creative differences between Gregg Allman and the other members. They would go on to reunite two years later.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio