Friday, July 20, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 20

Carlos Santana
No.1
1961 Everly Brothers: 'Temptation' UK 45
1963 Jan and Dean: 'Surf City' US 45
1968 Cream : Wheel Of Fire : US LP
1991 EMF: 'Unbelievable' US 45
1996 Alanis Morrissette : Jagged Little Pill : UK LP

Births
1943 John Lodge (Moody Blues)
1945 Kim Carnes
1947 Carlos Santana
1954 Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister)
1955 Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
1956 Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)
1958 Michael McNeil (Simple Minds)
1964 Chris Cornell  
1966 Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)



Deaths
1969 Roy Hamilton

Miscellany
1940 'Billboard' publishes the first US weekly pop singles chart. Tommy Dorsey is at No. 1 with 'I'll Never Smile Again'
Chris Cornell
 
1965 Bob Dylan hits US chart with 'Like a Rolling Stone'
 
1967 Jerry Lee Lewis returns to the UK for the first time since 1958
 
1968 Jane Asher announces that her engagement to Paul McCartney is off
 
1983 Prince Charles and Princess Diana attend Mencap charity concert at Dominion Theatre, London. Duran Duran top the bill
 
1986 Premiere of 'Sid and Nancy', the film about the life of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, is held at Limelight Club in London.
 
2000 The Evergreen Ballroom in Lacey, Washington was destroyed by a fire.

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