Events in Music on July 20

#1 in the Charts

1940 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart - "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey, with vocal by Frank Sinatra is #1

Music History

1942 Time magazine puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich on its cover

Music Single

1965 Columbia records release Bob Dylan single "Like a Rolling Stone" [1]

  • 1968 Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117

Engagement of Interest

1968 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Beatle bassist, singer, and songwriter Paul McCartney, live on BBC-TV's "Dee Time" programme

Music Concert

1968 Judy Garland headlines concert also featuring Count Basie and Jackie Wilson at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; her last US concert

  • 1982 T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London

Famous Photo

1984 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America due to publication of nude photos of her