On This Day In Music 20th July

1933 Budy Knox born just outside of the town Happy in Texas. US Singer. He is best known for his 1957 rock hit song, “Party Doll” .Knox died of lung cancer on the 14th February, 1999 aged 65, in Bremerton, Washington. 
1938 Jo Ann Campbell born in Jacksonville, Florida. US Singer. 
1940 Billboard’s first comprehensive record chart was published. The magazine had previously published best-seller lists submitted by the individual record companies, but the new chart combined the top sellers from all major labels. Their first number one song was �I’ll Never Smile Again’ by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. 
1945 John Lodge born in Birmingham, England. Bass Guitarist/Vocalist with The Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single ‘Go Now’ and 1968 UK No.19 & 1972 US No.2 single ‘Nights In White Satin’). 
1945 Kim Carnes born in Los Angeles, California. US female singer, started with the New Christie Minstrels. (1981 US No.1 & UK No.10 single ‘Betty Davis Eyes’). 
1946 Wendy Richard born in Cleveland, England. Actress, (1962 UK No.1 single with Mike Sarne, ‘Come Outside’. Also known for playing the roles of Miss Shirley Brahms on Are You Being Served? and Pauline Fowler on EastEnders, the latter for nearly 22 years. Until the onscreen death of her EastEnders character in December 2006, She died on 26 February 2009 at the Harley Street clinic where she was being treated for breast cancer.
1947 Carlos Santana born in Autlan/Tiajuana, Mexico. Guitarist with his band Santana, (1977 UK No.11 single ‘She’s Not There’, 1999 US No.1 single ‘Smooth’ eleven weeks at No.1, Also No.1 in the UK). Won eight Grammy’s in the 2000 awards. 
1947 Tony Thorpe born in London. UK Guitarist, Singer & Pianist with The Rubettes, (1974 UK No.1 single ‘Sugar Baby Love’). 
1952 Jay Jay French born in New York City. Guitarist with Twisted Sister. (1983 UK No.18 single ‘I Am, I’m Me’, 1984 album ‘Stay Hungry’). 
1953 Marcia Hines born in Boxton, Massachusetts. Australian Singer & Mother of Deni Hines. She moved to Australian from the US in 1970 to join the local prodcution of Hair. 
1954 The Blue Moon Boys made their live debut appearing on the back of a flatbed truck outside a new drug store for its grand opening in Memphis. The band line up was Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black. The name was taken from a song they had recorded just two weeks previously, ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky.’ 
1955 Jem Fine born in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Banjo plauer with The Pogues, (1987 UK No.8 single ‘The Irish Rover’, 1987 UK No.2 single with Kirsty MaCcoll, ‘Fairytale Of New York’). 
1955 Marisa DeFranco, The DeFranco Family, (1973 US No.3 single ‘Heartbeat- It’s A Lovebeat’, biggest selling US single of 73, based on The Osmonds, featured 10 year old Tony DeFranco). 
1956 Paul Cook, drums, Sex Pistols, (1977 UK No.2 single ‘God Save The Queen’, and 1977 UK No.1 album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’). 
1956 “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.
1958 Michael McNeil born in Isle of Barra, Scotland. UK Keyboard player with Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single ‘Don’t You, Forget About Me’, 1989 UK No.1 single ‘Belfast Child’, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles). 
1959 James Irvin, vocals, Furniture, (1986 UK No.21 single ‘Brilliant Mind’). 
1959 “Tiger” by Fabian peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1961 “Temptation” by Everly Brothers peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.
1962 Dig Wayne – US Singer with the British band Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single ‘Boxer Beat’). 
1963 Jan and Dean started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Surf City’, written by Beach Boy Brian Wilson, with the Beach Boys on backing vocals. The single peaked at No.26 in the UK. 
1963 “Surf City” by Jan & Dean peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart. An ironic twist.. while written by Brian Wilson, it reaches the top of the charts before any BEACH BOYS single does.
1963 During a UK tour The Beatles played the second night at The Ritz Ballroom in Rhyl, North Wales. The Rolling Stones played at The Corn Exchange in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. 
1964 Chris Cornell born in Seattle, Washington. Singer/Songwriter with US Band Soundgarden, (1994 US No.1 & UK No. 4 album ‘Superunknown’, 1994 UK No.12 single ‘Black Hole Sun’). Solo. 
1966 Andrew Levy, bass, The Brand New Heavies, (1994 UK No.13 single ‘Midnight At The Oasis’). 
1966 Stone Gossard, guitar, Pearl Jam, (1992 UK No.15 single ‘Jeremy’, 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Vs’, 1994 US No.1 & UK No.4 album Vitalogy’ and 1996 US No.1 & UK No.3 album ‘No Code’) Also a member of Brad. 
1968 Cream started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Wheels Of Fire’. The double album which consisted of a studio and a live record reached No.3 in the United Kingdom. 
1968 Hugh Masekela started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Grazing In The Grass.’ 
1968 “Grazing In The Grass” by Hugh Masekela peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
1968 “Lady Willpower” by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap peaked at #2 on the US singles chart.
1968 Iron Butterfly’s second album, ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’, entered the US album chart for the first time. The album contained the 17-minute title track that filled the second side of the LP which went on sell over four million copies in the US alone. 
1968 Jane Asher announced on the national British TV show, Dee Time, that her engagement to Paul McCartney was off. Paul reportedly was watching at a friend’s home and was surprised by the news. She was said to have inspired many of McCartney’s songs, such as ‘All My Loving’, ‘And I Love Her’, and ‘We Can Work It Out’. Jane went on to have a career in films and television as well as becoming a successful author and business woman. 
1969 US singer Roy Hamilton died of a stroke aged 40. Had the 1955 US No.6 single ‘Unchained Melody.’ 
1971 The Carpenters show ‘Make Your Own Kind Of Music’, started a six week run on NBC-TV. 
1973 TV talent show Opportunity Knocks winners Peters And Lee were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their first single and only chart topper ‘Welcome Home.’ 
1974 “Rock And Roll Heaven” by The Righteous Brothers peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1974 Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers and The Allman Brothers all appeared at Knebworth Park, England. 
1975 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the opening night on their Born To Run Tour at The Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island. This also saw the live debut of Steven Van Zandt, (Miami Steve) as a member of The E Street Band. 
1976 Buzzcocks made their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols and Slaughter & The Dogs at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall) and Mick Hucknall. Tickets cost £1. 
1977 Gary Kellgren studio engineer at the Los Angeles Record Plant studio drowned in a Hollywood Swimming pool. Kellgren had worked with John Lennon, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Barbara Streisand and Rod Stewart. 
1978 “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” single by Meat Loaf was certified Gold by the RIAA
1979 Electric Light Orchestra takes out advertisements dedicating the release of their single “Don’t Bring Me Down” to Skylab. 
1980 “Sweet Sensation” album by Stephanie Mills was certified Gold by the RIAA. Included ‘Never Knew Love Like This’.
1985 “19” by Paul Hardcastle peaked at #15 on the US singles chart. 
1986 The film based on the life of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, ‘Sid And Nancy’ premiered in London, England. 
1986 Carlos Santana celebrated his 39th birthday, and 20th anniversary in the music business, with a concert in San Francisco. Previous group members were assembled for the event, as 17 of them performed together on stage. 
1987 “Sports” album by Huey Lewis & The News was certified Multi Platinum 7.00 by the RIAA. Originally released in 1983 it inlcuded ‘If This Is It’, ‘Heart & Soul’ & ‘I Want A New Drug’.
1990 Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England, on her 57-date Blond Ambition World Tour. 
1991 EMF went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Unbelievable’ it spent 14 weeks on the chart before reaching the top. 
1995 Public Enemy member Flavor Flav broke both his arms when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Milan. 
1996 Gary Barlow scored his first UK No.1 single with ‘Forever Love’ taken from his debut album Open Road. Barlow became the first member of Take That to top the charts with a solo record. 
1998 “The End Of The Innocence” album by Don Henley was certified Multi Platinum 6.00 by the RIAA. 
1998 “Actual Miles – Don Henley’s Greatest Hits” album by Don Henley was certified Platinum by the RIAA
1999 Church group’s in middle America claimed that pictures of Britney Spears printed in Rolling Stone magazine encouraged child pornography. The shots showed Britney with not many clothes on in her bedroom. 
1999 The Rolling Stones reported a gross income of $337 million, (£168m), from almost two years of touring from their Bridges to Babylon and No Security tours. The Stones had played to over 5.6 million people, selling out all but 20 shows. 
2000 The Evergreen Ballroom in Lacey, Washington was destroyed by a fire. During the ballroom’s heyday in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, many of music’s greats played there: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ike & Tina Turner and Fats Domino. Glen Campbell had lived in the kitchen at the venue for a while before he became famous. 
2003 A tooth said to have been pulled out of Elvis’s mouth after an injury failed to sell on the auction site eBay. The tooth had been put on a 10-day sale with a reserve price of $100,000 (£64,100). Bids had pushed the price up to $2m (£1.28m) but they were later found out to be fraudulent. 
2008 Rapper DMX was arrested on suspicion after he gave a false name to get out of paying for hospital medical expenses. County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the star told Mayo Clinic in Arizona that his name was Troy Jones and failed to pay a $7,500 (£3,752) bill in April. The rapper whose real name is Earl Simmons – was arrested at a shopping centre in Phoenix. 
2008 John Lydon denied claims by Kele Okereke from Bloc Party that he was racially abused and attacked by a member of the Sex Pistols’ entourage at a music festival in Barcelona. Okereke claimed he had been attacked by several men after approaching Lydon backstage at the Summercase festival. He said the ‘unprovoked’ attack left him with a split lip and bruises. Lydon said: ‘I feel very sorry for a man that needs to lie about what was a perfect evening.’ 
2009 Jackson Browne settled his lawsuit against US Senator John McCain and the Republican Party after his 1977 hit ‘Running On Empty’ was used without permission in a 2008 McCain presidential campaign ad that aired on TV and the Internet. McCain and the Republican Party apologized for using the song in the ad and said that McCain himself “had no knowledge of, or involvement in, the creation or distribution of the video.” 
2011 Never-before seen photographs of The Beatles’ first US concert in Washington DC sold in New York for more than $360,000 (£223,600). The Fab Four played their first US concert on February 11 1964, at the Washington Coliseum, two days after their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Mike Mitchell, of Washington, was 18 at the time and took photographs just feet away. Among the highlights was a backlit photograph Mitchell shot while standing directly behind the Fab Four which sold for more than $68,000 dollars. 
2015 American country musician, songwriter and record producer Wayne Carson died at the age of 72 after suffering congestive heart failure. He co-wrote ‘Always on My Mind’, (a hit for Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and others), ‘The Letter’, (recorded by The Box Tops, Joe Cocker and Leon Russell), and ‘Soul Deep’. 
2017 Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington died aged 41. His body was found at a private home, Bennington apparently hanged himself. The singer was said to be close to Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who took his own life in May of this year. Formed in 1996, Linkin Park had sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.

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