“This roller coaster ride you’re on won’t stop to let you off …” 

July 7, 1977 ~ Styx release their seventh album and it’s the one that send them into the rock stratosphere.

 

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The Allman Brothers at The Fillmore East

Some call it the greatest live album ever and it’s hard to argue. Released on July 6, 1971, it’s #49 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 

In 2004, the album was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress, deemed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” by the National Recording Registry.

 

A Starman is born 

July 6, 1972 ~ Bowie appears on the BBC’s Top of The Pops. It’s not his first time but it’s the first time for Ziggy Stardust. A raised eyebrow and a look straight into the camera and for the rock n’ roll soul of the audience watching on TV it was all over. Bowie — and Ziggy — had arrived.

NOTE: Love this take from Far Out Magazine …