July 10, 2017 by Amy Gold
During the week of July 2, 2017, Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday with an announcement of a new album titled "Give More Love" which is due out in September.
Styx recently released a limited-edition vinyl reissue of "The Grand Illusion" in commemoration of this album's 40th anniversary. A previously unreleased live album by Jan & Dean recorded in 1965 titled "Filet Of Soul" will be coming out in September. Also coming out that month is "Winwood: Greatest Hits Live," a career-spanning collection of live performances by Steve Winwood.
Also that week, it was announced that a new book titled "Rolling Stones On Air In The Sixties" that chronicles the band's various BBC radio and TV appearances during the 1960s will be coming out in September. Also, a collection of memorabilia by The Zombies will be on exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum starting later this month.
Finally, July 6, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the historic first meeting between John Lennon and Paul McCartney that eventually led to the formation of The Beatles. This meeting took place at St. Peter's Church in Liverpool where Lennon was performing with his band, the Quarrymen. Shortly thereafter, McCartney joined the Quarrymen and made his debut with the band later that year. George Harrison joined the Quarrymen in early 1958, and the band changed its name to The Beatles in 1960. Ringo Starr then came on board in 1962, and the rest is history.
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The Four Tops perform a medley of classic hits at this year's "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS.
July 3, 2017: Steve Winwood To Release First Live Album
Steve Winwood announced his first solo live album which is due out on September 1, 2017. Titled "Winwood: Greatest Hits Live," this 23-track career-spanning collection of performances includes such classics as "Gimme Some Lovin'," "I'm A Man," and "Can't Find My Way Home."
July 5, 2017: The Zombies On Display At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Museum
A collection of memorabilia by The Zombies will be on exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum starting July 12, 2017. Among the items on display will be instruments, sheet music, and album cover artwork. In addition, four original Zombies members who still perform with the band today will be on hand for the exhibit dedication and will also participate in a rock and roll history trivia game.
July 6, 2017: Book On The Rolling Stones' 1960s BBC Appearances To Be Published
A new book titled "Rolling Stones On Air In The Sixties" that chronicles the band's various BBC radio and TV appearances during the 1960s will be coming out on September 26, 2017. This upcoming book, which begins with The Rolling Stones' 1963 appearance on "Thank Your Lucky Stars," features rare photos and other memorabilia from The BBC and other sources. For more info, visit HarperCollins.com.
July 7, 2017: Ringo Starr Celebrates 77th birthday With New Album Announcement
On July 7, 2017, Ringo Starr turns 77, and in commemoration, he has announced details of his upcoming new album titled "Give More Love" which is due out on September 15. This album features new songs performed with Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, and other top artists, plus reworked versions of "Back Off Boogaloo," "You Can't Fight Lightning," "Photograph," and "Don't Pass Me By." The ex-Beatle is also celebrating his birthday with his annual "Peace and Love" salute which takes place this year in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles.
July 7, 2017: Styx Releases Special Vinyl Edition Of 'The Grand Illusion'
July 7, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Styx's "The Grand Illusion," and on this day, the band is releasing a limited-edition version on green vinyl bundled with a CD of its latest album, "The Mission." "The Grand Illusion" includes two Styx classics: "Come Sail Away" and 'Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)." This bundle is available exclusively at StyxWorld.com.
July 7, 2017: Previously Unreleased Jan & Dean Album Due Out
A previously unreleased live album by Jan & Dean recorded in 1965 will be coming out on September 1, 2017. Titled "Filet Of Soul," this album features the famed surf rock duo performing both classic songs and various comedic skits.