Monday July 20th
1945 – John Lodge, bassist and songwriter for the Moody Blues, is born in Birmingham, England.
1947 – Carlos Santana is born n Autlan de Navarro, Mexico…
1956 – Paul Cook, drums, Sex Pistols, is born
1964 – Chris Cornell, frontman for megagroups Soundgarden and Audioslave is born in Seattle, Wash.
1965 – Bob Dylan releases “Like a Rolling Stone.” The single becomes his first major hit, reaching No. 2.
1967 – Jerry Lee Lewis kicks off his first English tour since he was hounded out of the country for being married to his 13-year-old cousin in May 1958.
1968 – Jane Asher announces that Paul McCartney has broken off their engagement.
1974 – The Doobie Brothers play England’s Knebworth Festival with the Allman Brothers and Van Morrison.
1974 – The Ramones decide to make their drummer Joey Ramone the lead vocalist.
1979 – Electric Light Orchestra takes out advertisements dedicating the release of “Don’t Bring Me Down” to Skylab.
1982 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor. The song is the theme from the film “Rocky III.”
1986 – Van Halen manager Ed Leffler is beaten up by an unknown assailant in a Dallas hotel elevator.
2004 – The Best of Both Worlds (Van Halen) is released this day
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.