On This Day

Events in Music in July 1987

  • Jul 1 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
  • Jul 11 Heart's "Alone" single goes #1 for 3 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 13 Kylie Minogue releases her debut single "Locomotion"

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

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Jul 15 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George
  • Jul 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo

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Jul 21 Guns & Roses debut album "Appetite for Destruction" is released, and becomes the best-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold

Rocker and Singer-Songwriter Axl Rose
Rocker and Singer-Songwriter
Axl Rose

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jul 29 Ben & Jerry's and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia