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CDJ Today: July 22 in Classic Rock

Don Henley
Don Henley

July 22, 1989 – Courtney Love marries her first husband, James Moreland, who is the singer of the band Leaving Trains. The marriage ends with an annulment only three months later, after Love is allegedly forced to have an abortion due to her drug abuse. Love says that “Moreland was a transvestite and that their marriage was a joke,” and Moreland contends that “most people would want to kill themselves just waking up to her.”

July 22, 1979 – Little Richard, now known as Reverend Richard Penniman, tells a California congregation, “If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody.”

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Classic Rock Birthdays

July 22, 1947 – Don Henley, vocals, drums (The Eagles, solo)
July 22, 1967 – Pat Badger, bass (Extreme)
July 22, 1944 – Rick Davies, vocals, keyboards (Supertramp)
July 22, 1964 – Will Calhoun, drums (Living Colour)
July 22, 1973 – Rufus Wainwright, vocals
July 22, 1956 – Mick Pointer, drums (Marillion)
July 22, 1943 – Bobby Sherman, singer, teen idol

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Rock Remembrances

July 22, 1943 – Eddie Hardin, keyboard player and vocalist best known for his work with The Spencer Davis Group, dies of a heart attack. He was 66. Hardin also collaborated with a wide range of artists including Ronnie James Dio and several members of Deep Purple.

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