May 22, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-07-26

JULY 26th

The release of the Rolling Stones “Beggars Banquet” is postponed over the album cover art. The Stones want a graffiti laden bathroom. Their label objects.  1969

In the end, the album has a white cover with the title and the group’s name written in script. It’s also the first album where Mick Jagger plays guitar.

Featuring “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Take It To The Limit” and the title track, The Eagles are #1 on the Billboard 200 with “One Of These Nights.”  1975

“I Fought The Law” is the perfect U.S. debut single from The Clash.  1979


“Emotional Rescue,” by the Rolling Stones, tops the Billboard 200.  Though seen as a let down from “Some Girls,” the band’s previous effort, “Emotional Rescue” holds the #1 position for seven weeks.  1980


Rolling Stones’ Michael Phillip Jagger, otherwise known as “Mick,” is born in Dartford, Kent. 1943

We will Rock you. Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, has a birthday. 1949

Gary Cherone, Extreme/Van Halen (short timer) vocalist, is born in Malden, MA. 1961

Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg has a birthday.  He’s from Hermosa Beach, CA. 1965

Dan Konopka, drummer for OK Go, is born. 1974

Ted Nugent goes gold with his sixth album. The self-titled set contains “Dog Eat Dog” and “Hey Baby.” 1976

Elvis Costello is arrested while performing outside the London Hilton where CBS Record executives are meeting. Costello wants an audition for a U.S. deal. He’s taken away and fined.  But CBS invites him back for a proper audition which he nails. 1977

Dave Baksh enters the world. The Sum 41 guitarist leaves the group in ’06 over “creative differences.” 1980

The “Top Gun” soundtrack with “Danger Zone” (Kenny Loggins) and “Take My Breath Away” (Berlin), is #1 on the Billboard 200.  1986

Former Genesis frontman, Peter Gabriel, hits the top of the pop chart on his own with song “Sledgehammer.” 1986

Taylor Michel Momsen, frontwoman for The Pretty Reckless, is born.  1993

A press release announces that Seether’s Shaun Morgan will check himself into rehab for a “dependence on a combination of substances”” This news leads the group to cancel their participation on Staind’s summer tour. However, Seether fulfills a week’s worth of scheduled appearances before Morgan enters rehab. 2006

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page takes the stand at a music-bootlegging trial in Glasgow, Scotland. The defendant, Robert Langley, is accused of attempting to sell unauthorized Led Zeppelin recordings (among other charges). “What is unacceptable… is when somebody is trying to make a huge profit and is making it look official when it’s substandard quality,” says Page. Following Page’s testimony Langley changes his plea to guilty. He is eventually sentenced to 20-months in prison. 2007

Puddle Of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin is arrested following a 100 mile per hour police chase in Minnesota. Police say Scantlin slurred his words and had “very watery and bloodshot eyes.” He’s charged with DUI and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. 2015

Kid Rock, thought (incorrectly) to be a possible candidate for a Michigan senate seat, launches a non-profit organization to encourage voter registration.  People are “are just simply tired of the extreme left and right bulls–t,” says Rock.  2017

Slash appears in a commercial for Capital One Bank and plays Guns N’ Roses licks during an ‘audition’.  He gets the gig which is (as the tag line states) “the easiest decision in the history of decisions.”  2022

The Dead Daisies play their first concert with stand-in singer Dino Jelusick (Whitesnake) and bassist Yogi Lonich in Vienne, France as a supporting act for Judas Priest. Jelusick steps in after Daisies’ frontman Glenn Hughes tests positive for COVID-19, forcing him to miss the remaining shows on the band’s European tour.  2022

 Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge and his To The Stars… Academy Of Arts & Sciences are credited during congressional hearings for reinvigorating interest in and bringing legitimacy to UFO studies.  “I am so proud of the three witnesses today that blew the lid off the UFO secrecy that has been intact for decades,” writes DeLonge on Instagram.  2023

Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody is presented with the key to the city of Cheyenne, WY (his hometown) during the band’s concert at the Cheyenne Frontier Days festival.  Moody receives the key from mayor Patrick Collins for his “support of the Cheyenne community.”  2023

Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor dies at the age of 56. She courted controversy throughout her long career but rose to fame with her ‘90 rendition Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which went to #1 on the Billboard chart.  2023

The Eagles founding member, bassist, and vocalist, Randy Meisner, passes away in L.A. at age 77, due to complications from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD). Meisner was the original bassist for Poco, before joining Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Bernie Leadon, to form The Eagles.  2023