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Music History On This Day the 20th of July

On the 20th July 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.

On the 20th July 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".

On the 20th July 1963 Jan and Dean started a two week run at No.1 on the USA singles chart with "Surf City", written by The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, with the Beach Boys on backing vocals. The single peaked at No.26 in the UK.

On the 20th July 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.

On the 20th July 1968 Cream started a 4 week run at No.1 on the USA album chart with "Wheels Of Fire". The double album which consisted of a studio and a live record reached No.3 in the UK.

On the 20th July 1968 Iron Butterfly's second album "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" entered the USA album chart for the first time. The album contained the 17-minute title track that filled the second side of the record which went on sell over four million copies in the USA alone.

On the 20th July 1971 The Carpenters show "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" started a six week run on NBC-TV in the USA.

On the 20th July 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".

On the 20th July 1975 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the opening night on their "Born To Run" Tour in Rhode Island, USA. This also saw the live debut of Steven Van Zandt, Miami Steve, as a member of The E Street Band.

On the 20th July 1976 Buzzcocks made their live debut supporting the Sex Pistols and Slaughter & The Dogs at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester.

On the 20th July 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, Barbra Streisand and Rod Stewart.

On the 20th July 1986 The film based on the life of Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious, "Sid And Nancy" premiered in London.

On the 20th July 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.

On the 20th July 1991 EMF went to No.1 on the USA singles chart with "Unbelievable". It spent 14 weeks on the chart before reaching the top.

On the 20th July 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.

On the 20th July 1999 The Rolling Stones reported a gross income of £168 million, ($337m), 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.

On the 20th July 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.

On the 20th July 2000 The Evergreen Ballroom in Washington was destroyed by a fire. During the ballroom's heyday in the 1950's, 60's and 70's, 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.

On the 20th July 2003 A tooth said to have been pulled out of Elvis Presley'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 £64,100 ($100,000). Bids had pushed the price up to £1.28 ($2m) but they were later found out to be fraudulent.

On the 20th July 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 USA that his name was Troy Jones and failed to pay a £3,752 ($7,500) bill in April. The rapper whose real name is Earl Simmons was arrested at a shopping centre in Phoenix.

On the 20th July 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".

On the 20th July 2009 Jackson Browne settled his lawsuit against USA 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".

On the 20th July 2011 Never before seen photographs of The Beatles' first USA concert in Washington DC sold in New York for more than £223,600 ($360,000). The Fab Four played their first USA concert on February 11th 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.

On the 20th July 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".

On the 20th July 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.

Born On This Day

20th July 1933 Buddy Knox, singer and songwriter who had the 1957 US No.1 & UK No.29 single "Party Doll" which sold over one million copies. He was the first person in the rock 'n' roll era to write and record a No.1 hit. Knox died of lung cancer on 14th February 1999.

20th July 1945 John Lodge, bassist and vocalist with English rock band The Moody Blues.

20th July 1945 Kim Carnes, USA female singer.

20th July 1946 Wendy Richard, actress, who had a 1962 UK No.1 single with Mike Sarne, "Come Outside" and cast member of UK TV soap "Eastenders". She died of breast cancer aged 65 on the 26th February 2009.

20th July 1947 Carlos Santana, Mexican and American rock guitarist.

20th July 1947 Tony Thorpe, from English pop band The Rubettes who had the 1974 UK No.1 single "Sugar Baby Love".

20th July 1952 Jay Jay French, guitarist with Twisted Sister.

20th July 1955 Jem Finer, banjo player from the Irish-British Celtic punk band The Pogues.

20th July 1955 Marisa DeFranco, from family pop group The DeFranco Family, who scored the 1973 US No.3 single "Heartbeat It's A Lovebeat", the biggest selling USA single of 1973. Based on The Osmonds the group featured 10 year old Tony DeFranco.

20th July 1956 Paul Cook, drummer with the Sex Pistols.

20th July 1958 Michael McNeil, keyboard player with Scottish rock band Simple Minds.

20th July 1959 James Irvin, singer from British new wave band Furniture who had the 1986 UK No.21 single "Brilliant Mind".

20th July 1962 Dig Wayne, with British new wave group Jo Boxers who had the 1983 UK No.3 single "Boxer Beat".

20th July 1962 Lee Harris, English drummer who joined Talk Talk in 1981. They had the hits "It's My Life" (1984) and "Life's What You Make It" (1986).

20th July 1964 American musician, singer and songwriter Chris Cornell, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the group Audioslave. Cornell died suddenly in Detroit on 17th May 2017 after performing at a show with Soundgarden.

20th July 1966 Andrew Levy, bassist from English group The Brand New Heavies, who had the 1994 UK No.13 single with their version of "Midnight At The Oasis".

20th July 1966 Stone Gossard, guitarist with Pearl Jam. Also a member of Brad.