Music History for

July 20


1872 - Composer Deodat de Severac was born.

1940 - "Billboard" magazine published its first listing of best-selling singles. Ten songs were on the list.

1965 - Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" was released.

1968 - Jane Asher announced that Paul McCartney has broken off their engagement.

1974 - Joey Ramone became the lead vocalist for the Ramones.

1975 - Steve Van Zandt (also known as Little Steven) performed for the first time in concert as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

1979 - Electric Light Orchestra took out advertisements dedicating the release of "Don't Bring Me Down" to Skylab.

1986 - The film biography "Sid and Nancy" premiered in London. (Sex Pistols)

1987 - Production was completed on Prince's third movie, "Sign O' The Times" in Minneapolis, MN.

1996 - Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) was arrested for assault and then later released after playing on the Lollapalooza '96 tour in North Carolina.

2010 - In New York, Ice-T was arrested for driving with a suspended license.