Events in Canadian Rock
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July 1, 1979 - Filming is over for the mo vie, "Carney", the first theatrical film Robbie Robertson of The Band has been involved with since The Band split up. He produced and co-wrote the script and even co-starred with Jody Foster and Gary Busey.
July 1, 1981 - Steppenwolf bassist John Morey, the guy who wrote wrote "Magic Carpet Ride," dies in a car crash at age 32.
July 5, 1944 - Robbie Robertson, guitarist for The Band, is born.
July 7, 1968 - Three years after Eric Clapton departed the Yardbirds and 8 months after Jeff Beck left the group, the Yardbirds disbanded. Guitarist Jimmy Page had to fulfill the concert obligations and called his group The New Yardbirds. Keith Moon said "...it'll probably go over like a lead zeppelin." So Page changed the name of his group to Led Zeppelin.
July 8, 1974 - Bob Dylan and the Band's "Before the Flood" goes gold.
July 11, 1979 - Neil Young's concert film, "Rust Never Sleeps," debuts at the Bruin Theatre in Westwood, CA. The movie is a documentary of his last U.S. tour. The LP of the same name is released simultaneously.
July 13, 1968 - Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" is released. It is believed that the lyrics "heavy metal thunder" is where the term "Heavy Metal" originated, even though an previously released book by _____________? also uses the same term.
July 16, 1976 - Loggins and Messina break up.
July 17, 1971 - Blood, Sweat and Tears' "B,S&T 4" enters the album charts.
July 17, 1976 - Heart's "Magic Man" is released.
July 18, 1970 - "Blood, Sweat & Tears 3" enters the album charts.
July 18, 1995 - Neil Young and his manager Elliot Roberts form their own record label, Vapor Records.
July 23, 1950 - Blair Thornton of Bachman Turner Overdrive was born.
July 25, 1969 - Neil Young makes his first appearance with Crosby, Stills and Nash at New York's Fillmore East.
June 28, 1969 - Crosby, Stills & Nash release their first album and decide to tour when they find another a guitarist. Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun suggests Neil Young -- and the rest is history.
July 29, 1953 - Geddy Lee of Rush was born.