Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Jul26,1895 Gracie Allen#BTD Jul26,1895 #GracieAllen RIP actress, comedienne who became famous as the partner & wife of #GeorgeBurns. Appearing with him on radio, TV and film as the duo Burns and Allen
BTD Jul26,1909 Vivian Vance#BTD Jul26,1909 #VivianVance RIP TV, theater actress, singer became immortalized as Ethel Mertz in the 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy" 1953 Vance became the 1st actress to win an #Emmy @TheEmmys Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
BTD Jul26,1933 Kathryn Hays#BTD Jul26,1933 #KathrynHays (Kay Piper) actress played Gem the Empath on the TV series #StarTrek & as Kim Hughes on the #CBS soap opera "As the World Turns" form 1972-2010
BTD Jul26,1941 Bobby Hebb#BTD Jul26,1941 #BobbyHebb (Robert Hebb) RIP R&B soul singer 1966 US #2 & UK #12 single "Sunny" Written about Bobby's brother, killed in 1963 by a mugger and wrote many other songs, including #LouRawls 1971 hit "A Natural Man"
BTD Jul26,1941 Darlene Love#BTD Jul26,1941 #DarleneLove (Darlene Wright) singer, actress The #Blossoms; Note: The #Crystals were initially credited (released by) with the 1962 US #1 "He's A Rebel" (Blossoms recorded the track with Lead Vocals by Darlene Love), +5 US Top40 singles #HBday @Darlenelovesing
BTD Jul26,1941 Neil Landon#BTD Jul26,1941 #NeilLandon (Patrick Cahill) singer, songwriter The #Burnettes 1962–65, also in #FatMattress & The #FlowerpotMen 1967 UK #1 "Let's Go To San Francisco"
BTD Jul26,1942 Dobie Gray#BTD Jul26,1942 #DobieGray (Lawrence Darrow Brown) RIP singer, spanned soul, country, pop 1965 US #13 & UK #25 "The In Crowd", 1973 US #5 single "Drift Away"
BTD Jul26,1943 Mick Jagger#BTD Jul26,1943 #MickJagger (Sir Michael Philip Jagger) lead singer The #RollingStones @RollingStones 1964 1st UK #1 "It's All Over Now" & 1965 1st US #1 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", +46 UK Top40s with 7 #1s and 40 US Top40s with 7 other #1s. #HBday @MickJagger
BTD Jul26,1949 Roger Taylor#BTD Jul26,1949 #RogerTaylor drummer, singer, songwriter & occasional lead vocals #Queen @QueenWillRock 1975 UK #1 & US #9 "Bohemian Rhapsody", 39 UK Top40 singles with 4 additional #1s & 13 US Top40 singles with 2 #1s and solo artist #HBDay @OfficialRMT
BTD Jul26,1950 Duncan Mackay#BTD Jul26,1950 #DuncanMackay keyboards 3 solo LPs & played with Steve Harley & #CockneyRebel from 1975 to 1977; 1975 UK #1 "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" and #10cc from 1978 to 1981; 1978 UK #1 "Dreadlock Holiday"
OTD Jul26,1959 Paul Anka#OTD Jul26,1959 #PaulAnka is still at #1 for the week ending on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Lonely Boy" @OfficialAnka 3rd week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Jul26,1962 Frank Ifield#OTD Jul26,1962 #FrankIfield starts a 7wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "I Remember You" The singers 1st of four UK #1 singles
OTD Jul26,1962 Beatles#OTD Jul26,1962 The #Beatles co-starring at Cambridge Hall, Southport, Lancashire with The #Dakotas with #PeteMaclaine, #BillyKramer with the #Coasters, The #FourJays all supporting The #JoeBrown Show with His #Bruvvers
OTD Jul26,1968 Beatles#OTD Jul26,1968 #JohnLennon goes to #PaulMcCartney's house to assist him in completing his song "Hey Jude"
OTD Jul26,1968 Jackson5#OTD Jul26,1968 The #Jackson5 sign a 1yr contract with @motown Records. 1st act to have their 1st 4 singles reach #1
OTD Jun26,1969 Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr#OTD Jul26,1969 #MarilynMcCoo and #BillyDavis Jr are married. As members of the #5thDimension (#FifthDimension) in 1967, they started out as friends which evolved into a romance. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019. Congratulations @mccoodavis
OTD Jul26,1969 Tommy James and the Shondells#OTD Jul26,1969 #TommyJames and the #Shondells peak at #2 for 3wks; then sit at #3 for 2wks on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Crystal Blue Persuasion" The single will spend 8wks in the Top10 @TJShondells
OTD Jul26,1969 Zager and Evans#OTD Jul26,1969 #ZagerandEvans are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "In The Year 2525" for the 3rd week of a 6wk run at #1. The only #OneHitWonders with a #1 in the UK & the US.
OTD Jul26,1969 Beatles#OTD Jul26,1969 The #Beatles in Studio Two at #EMI, London. Recording overdubs for "Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Come Together"
OTD Jul26,1969 Beatles#OTD Jul26,1969 The #Beatles record #JohnLennon's song Polythene Pam & #PaulMcCartney's song She Came In Through the Bathroom Window as a continuous piece
OTD Jul26,1970 Jimi Hendrix#OTD Jul26,1970 #JimiHendrix plays in his home town of Seattle for the last time when he appears at Sicks Stadium with #Cactus, #CatMother and the All Night Newboys
OTD Jul26,1974 Rolling Stones#OTD Jul26,1974 Graffiti artists are hired to paint sites to promote the UK release of The #RollingStones new album "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" The 12th British and 14th US studio album by The @RollingStones
OTD Jul26,1974 Allman Brothers#OTD Jul26,1974 The #AllmanBrothers appear at Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts with The #Eagles as the supporting band
OTD Jul26,1975 Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony#OTD Jul26,1975 #VanMcCoy and the Soul City Symphony are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "The Hustle" Their only US chart #1
OTD Jul26,1975 Eagles#OTD Jul26,1975 The #Eagles start a 5wk run at #1 on the US album chart with "One Of These Nights"
OTD Jul26,1980Merle Haggard, Clint Eastwood#OTD Jul26,1980 #MerleHaggard and #ClintEastwood ride to #1 on the @Billboard country singles chart with "Bar Room Buddies from the movie "Bronco Billy"
OTD Jul26,1980 Rolling Stones#OTD Jul26,1980 The #RollingStones start a 7wk run at #1 on US album chart with "Emotional Rescue", their 8th U.S. #1
OTD Jul26,1986 Peter Gabriel#OTD Jul26,1986 #PeterGabriel is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Sledgehammer" The music video received 9 @MTV Awards
OTD Jul26,2017 June Foray#OTD Jul26,2017 #JuneForay voice actress dies at the age of 99. Voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Lucifer from #Disney's Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who & more
OTD Jul26,2018 Paul McCartney#OTD Jul26,2018 #PaulMcCartney returns to the #CavernClub @cavernliverpool
OTD Jul26,2020Olivia de Havilland‪#OTD Jul26,2020 #OliviaDeHavilland actress dies at the age of 104, from Hollywood's Golden Age. Played Melanie Hamilton in "Gone With The Wind" and appeared in 49 feature films; 8 movie roles opposite #ErrolFlynn such as “The Adventures of Robin Hood” ‬