Today In Rock: July 3

1929

David Lynch was born.

1952

The Flamingos form in Chicago as a quintet comprising cousins Jake and Zeke Carey (who sing bass and tenor, respectively), Paul Wilson (baritone), Johnny Carter (tenor) and lead singer Earl Lewis (who is quickly replaced by Sollie McElroy).

1955

Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley & His Comets) was a hit.

1962

Algeria is declared an independent nation by France.

1965

"Give Us Your Blessings" by the Shangri-Las charts at #29.

1965

"I'll Keep Holding On" by the Marvelettes charts at #34.

1969

Brian Jones is found dead in his swimming pool.

1971

The Move hits #11 in the UK with "Tonight".

1974

Rush releases self-titled debut album.

1980

Chet Atkins parts ways with RCA Records after 30 years. He signs with Columbia Records, for which he will record six albums.

1982

Van Halen hits #38 with "Dancin' in the Street".

1982

Japan hits #9 in the UK with "I Second That Emotion".

1982

Human League hits #1 in the US with "Don't You Want Me"

1982

Kansas hits #17 with "Play the Game Tonight".

1982

Heart hits #33 with "This Man of Mine".

1983

Every Breath You Take (The Police) was a hit.

1988

The Flame (Cheap Trick) was a hit.