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Disco Demolished and half of Pink Floyd cashes in, in today’s Rock History!

JULY 12TH IS THE 193RD DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY, DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY, NATIONAL EAT YOUR JELL-O DAY AND NATIONAL PECAN PIE DAY.

1969

After being released just three weeks earlier, the futuristic ballad “In The Year 2525” became Billboard’s number one song.

1979

Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.

1980

Billy Joel had the best-selling single in America with “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”, a number he wrote in the back of a car on the way to a recording session.

2012

Pollstar magazine announced that former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters had racked up $158.1 million dollars in concert ticket sales worldwide.

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