July 2, 1962:
Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged from the 101st Airborne Paratroopers,
after breaking his ankle during his 26th and final parachute jump…
July 2, 1969:
US consumer advocate Ralph Nader issued a warning that loud Rock music threatened to produce a nation of hearing-impaired people…
…EXCUSE ME, what did he say?
TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS!!!
July 2 , 1979:
Sony introduces the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next 30 years they will sell over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, but later struggled against Apple's iPod and other new devices…
July 2, 2001:
Yoko Ono was on hand as Liverpool renamed its airport after John Lennon. Yoko said John would have been very proud. "Thank you very, very much for remembering John and for loving John."
SECOND DAY OF JULY IN
THE EVOLUTION OF ROCK ‘n ROLL
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