Fox Facts: July 26

2018 - Paul McCartney plays a gig at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, where The Beatles did about 300 shows in the early '60s. 

2015 - In a field just outside of Cesena, Italy, 1000 musicians and singers play Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly" simultaneously with the dream of attracting the band to play a show in their city for the first time in nearly 20 years.

2013 - Oklahoma guitarist J.J. Cale, who wrote the songs "Call Me The Breeze" and "After Midnight," dies at age 74.

2006 - Paul McCartney's first guitar is sold at an Abbey Road Studios auction for 330,000 pounds, or about half-a-million US dollars.

1992 - KISS frontman Paul Stanley marries Pamela Bowen.

1990 - Grateful Dead keyboard player Brent Mydland dies of a drug overdose at age 37.

1987 - With the Cold War winding down, American export Billy Joel plays a concert in Leningrad - something that would be impossible a few years earlier.

1986 - Peter Gabriel hits #1 in the US with "Sledgehammer," bumping his old band, Genesis out of the top spot.

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

1977 - While touring the US with Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant learns that his 5-year-old son, Karac, has died of a stomach virus. 

1976 - Ted Nugent's self-titled debut album is certified Gold, eventually selling over 2 million copies.

1975 - The Eagles album One Of These Nights hits #1 in the US.

1974 - London graffiti artists hired by the Rolling Stones' management spray paint various local sites as promotion for the group's latest single, "It's Only Rock N' Roll."

1969 - Brian Jones, who was a founding member of The Rolling Stones, appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine following his death on July 3rd.

1968 - The Rolling Stones album Beggar's Banquet is scheduled for release, but withdrawn by their label, Decca, over concerns with the album cover, which shows a toilet covered in graffiti.

1968 -  John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude." 

1960 - Rock singer/songwriter Gary Cherone is born in Malden, Massachusetts.

1949 - Roger Taylor (drummer for Queen) is born in Dersingham, Norfolk, England.

1943 - Mick Jagger is born Michael Philip Jagger in Dartford, Kent, England.

1940 - Singer Dobie Gray is born in Simonton, Texas.

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