1960: Brenda Lee moved to #1 with "I'm Sorry".
1963: The Beatles recorded "Til There Was You", "You Really Got a Hold on Me" and "Money (That's What I Want)".
1964: The Rolling Stones had the top U.K. song with "It's All Over Now".
1964: "Rag Doll" by the 4 Seasons was the #1 song, followed by "Memphis" by Johnny Rivers and the former #1 "I Get Around" from the Beach Boys. The Dave Clark Five edged up with "Can't You See That She's Mine" and Stan Getz & Astrud Gilbeto teamed for the #5 smash "The Girl From Ipanema". The rest of the Top 10: Jan & Dean climbed from 12 to 6 with "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena", Gerry & the Pacemakers had #7 with "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying", Roger Miller moved up with "Dang Me", Millie Small's "My Boy Lollipop" fell and the Impressions were at 10 with "Keep On Pushing".
1966: Bobby Fuller of the Bobby Fuller Four ("I Fought The Law" from 1966) died at the age of 23 in Hollywood, California. Fuller's body was found in a parked car in front of his apartment, and although some suspected the Mafia was involved, the death was ruled a suicide from asphyxiation.
1970: Edwin Starr moved from #72 to #44 with "War".
1970: The Jackson 5 had the #1 R&B hit for a fifth week with "The Love You Save".
1970: "Close To You" by the Carpenters was #1 for a second week on the Adult chart.
Blues Image scored a Top 10 hit...
1970: Three Dog Night remained at #1 with "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)". The Jackson 5 were at #2 with their former #1 "The Love You Save" while a new duo, the Carpenters, were climbing up fast with "Close to You". Freda Payne had "Band Of Gold" up to #4 while the Temptations fell with "Ball Of Confusion". The rest of the Top 10: Blues Image and "Ride Captain Ride", Melanie with "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)", the Five Stairsteps had their great song "O-o-h Child" at #8, the Pipkins were up to 9 with "Gimme Dat Ding" and Bread's first single moved from 20-10--"Make It With You".
1972: They could have just as easily been rap stars--they'd fit right in. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones were thrown in jail for fighting with a photographer in Providence, Rhode Island.
1973: Jethro Tull sold out three concerts from July 20-22 at the Los Angeles Forum, so a fourth was added on this date.
1977: Monday fell on this date, and that meant new releases. Foreigner released their second single of their career "Cold As Ice". (Note: several websites naively say that the single was released July 23. "Cold As Ice" debuted on the 'Billboard' charts on July 23. Repeat after us--it is physically impossible for a record company to release a single, mail it to radio stations, be received and listened to by the radio stations, added to the station playlists and reported to the trade papers, and printed and published by the trade papers, all in the same day.)
1978: Def Leppard made their debut at Westfield School in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The audience: 150 students.
1980: No Nukes, a documentary showing the No Nukes benefit concerts from Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor, debuted at Cinema I in New York City. (Note: several websites claim the movie opened on Monday, July 16, 1980, which in itself is an odd day of the week to premiere a movie. According to the city's newspaper, 'The New York Times', 'No Nukes' opened July 18. That date is confirmed by the book 'Jackson Browne: His Life and Music' by Mark Bego.)
1981: Kim Carnes made it nine weeks at #1 with one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*, "Bette Davis Eyes".
1984: Prince released the second 45 from Purple Rain--"Let's Go Crazy".
1987: Whitney Houston made it three weeks in a row at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).
1989: Jefferson Airplane got back together with original members Paul Kantner, Marty Balin and Grace Slick joined by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.
1991: Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction and Living Colour appeared on the Lollapalooza Tour at the Compton Terrace in Phoenix, Arizona.
1992: Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, BBD & Ralph Tresvant combined for the top R&B song--"The Best Things In Life Are Free".
Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Patti Labelle and Freddie Jackson were among those in attendance. Brown would not only ruin his own life but drag Whitney down with him.
1994: The Rolling Stones arranged a secret concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for their fans.
1994: Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries married Don Burton at Holy Cross Abbey, in Tipperary, Ireland.
1995: Neil Young and manager Eliot Roberts began the recording label Vapor Records.
2015: Buddy Buie, prolific songwriter, producer, and manager, who wrote "Spooky", "Stormy" and "Traces" for the Classics IV, as well as many songs for other artists, died of a heart attack in Dothan, Alabama at age 74. Buie stayed on with the group as their main songwriter, manager and producer when they evolved into the Atlanta Rhythm Section in 1971, writing hits such as "So Into You" and "Imaginary Lover". Buie also wrote for Garth Brooks, Santana, Gloria Estefan, and Tommy Roe, among others. Buie was 74.
1931: Thomas Allen, percussionist with War, was born in Wilmington, Delaware; died on stage of a heart attack August 30, 1988 in Vallejo, California.
1941: Martha Reeves was born in Eufaula, Alabama. (Note: several websites report that Reeves was born in Detroit, Michigan. According to the books 'Setting the Record Straight: The Music and Careers of Recording Artists from the 1950s and early 1960s' by Anthony P. Musso and 'Motown: The Golden Years' by Bill Dahl, Reeves was born in Eufaula and her family moved soon after to Detroit.)