Sunday July 26th
1955 – Chuck Berry’s debut single, “Maybellene,” enters the R&B chart.
1969 – Led Zeppelin and the Doors play the Seattle Pop Festival. But Robert Plant isn’t too impressed with Jim Morrison. He remembers, “He hung on the side of the stage and nearly toppled into the audience
1976 – Bruce Springsteen sues his former manager Mike Appel for fraud and breach of contract. Appel later files a countersuit, and ties up Springsteen’s recording the follow-up to Born to Run for the next two years.
1976 – John Lennon receives his “green card” from U.S. immigration authorities.
1977 – Led Zeppelin call off the remainder of their North American tour after Robert Plant’s son, Karac, dies
1986 – Queen becomes the first Western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to play in Budapest, Hungary.
1991 – Warrant lead singer Jani Lane marries model Bobbie Brown in Los Angeles.
1995 – In Montpelier, France, the Rolling Stones are joined onstage by support act Bob Dylan for a version of his “Like a Rolling Stone.”
2001 – Leon Wilkeson, bassist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies in his sleep in his Jacksonville, Fla., home. He is 49.
2004 – Courtney Love is sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge. She is also ordered to attend rehab.
2006 – Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger is arrested for drunk driving after being stopped swerving in Surrey, British Columbia.