Happy Canada Day!!! This is Music History Today for July 1. On this date:
* In 1979, Sony sold the first Walkman.
* In 1968, the Band released their debut album.
* In 2005, Luther Vandross passed away from complications from a stroke.
* In 1982, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five released the rap classic the Message.
* In 1963, the Beatles released She Loves You.
Born on this date:
* Debbie Harry of Blondie
* Willie Dixon
* music video director Hype Williams
* Missy Elliot
* Roddy Bottum of Faith No More
* Fred Schneider of the B52s
* Victor Willis of the Village People
* gospel singer Andrae Crouch