Events in Music on July 20

  • 1940 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)
  • 1942 Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover
  • 1962 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony
  • 1968 Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
  • 1982 T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London