On This Day

July 20, 1968 in Music History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Music

  • Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117

HeartEngagement of Interest

Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Beatle bassist, singer, and songwriter Paul McCartney on live TV

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Birthdays in Music

  • Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies at 60
1968 in Music