Why July 8th Matters in Rock History
By Dave Basner
July 8, 2019
It’s July 8th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1958, the first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America. It went to the soundtrack to film adaptation ofOklahoma!for sales over one-million dollars.
In 2003, upon the release of the 2003 UN Human Development report, U2 singer Bono said he was “about to bang a lot of dustbin lids” if the problem of global poverty was not addressed soon. Two years later, he would join Bob Geldof in promoting Live 8, ten-worldwide concerts to bring attention to third-world poverty during the G-8 summit.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)