Music History for

July 26


1782 - Composer John Field was born.

1791 - Composer Franz Xaver Mozart was born.

1863 - Composer Joseph Wihtol was born.

1939 - Kay Starr recorded "Baby Me" with Glenn Miller and his orchestra.

1942 - Judy Garland and Gene Kelly to record "For Me and My Gal."

1963 - "Mickey's Monkey" was released by The Miracles.

1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude."
- Today in Beatles History

1969 - Elvis Presley opened his first live engagement in almost eight years.
Today in Elvis History

1979 - The Clash released their first U.S. single. It was their remake of Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law."

1984 - Prince's movie "Purple Rain" premiered in Hollywood, CA.

1990 - Brent Mydland (Grateful Dead) died of a drug overdose at the age of 38.

1992 - Paul Stanley (KISS) and Pamela Bowen were married.

1999 - Clint Black played at "A Night at the Net." The event was a charity doubles tennis match that kicked off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup.

2000 - A U.S. federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Napster, Inc. The injunction had been requested by the Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA). The website was ordered to cease trade in music covered by RIAA member copyrights by midnight July 28, 2000.

2000 - VH-1 premiered the movie "Meatloaf: To Hell and Back."

2000 - The Beastie Boys postponed their tour with Rage Against the Machine due to Mike D.'s shoulder injury incurred July 22 in a bicycle accident.

2000 - Oasis stormed off stage after being hit with bottles, can and coins at a Swiss music festival.