Fox Facts: July 29


2015 - The Eagles play their last concert with Glenn Frey, in Bossier City, Louisiana, the final date of their History of the Eagles tour.

2014 - Neil Young files for divorce from his second wife, Pegi, after 36yrs of marriage.

2005 - An anonymous bidder pays one million dollars for the original handwritten lyrics to The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love."

1990 - Elton John can't find a facility in L.A. that will treat both his bulimia and drug and alcohol addictions, so he checks into the Parkside Lutheran Hospital in Chicago for rehab. He stays for six weeks, then takes a year off from touring and recording.

1980 - David Bowie made his theatrical debut when he opened in the title role of "Elephant Man." 

1979 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers conclude their "Lawsuit Tour" with a show at the Universal Amphitheatre in L.A. Petty embarked on the tour to raise money for his legal battles with MCA Records.

1978 - The 1978 movie musical Grease will be the top-grossing film of the year, but the public falls in love with the soundtrack months before the movie is even released. Tracks like "Grease," performed by Frankie Valli, and "You're The One That I Want," an upbeat duet between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, both peak at #1 on the pop chart and boost anticipation for the film's release.

1978 - Publicist Peter Meaden (former manager of The Who) dies from a barbiturate overdose at age 36 in Edmonton, London, England.

1973 - Led Zeppelin has about $180,000 stolen from their safe at the Drake Hotel after a show at Madison Square Garden.

1970The Rolling Stones' contract with Decca expires, and the group takes the opportunity to split with notorious manager Allen Klein.

1966 - Bob Dylan gets in a motorcycle accident and pretty much disappears for nine months, leaving a void filled with rumors speculating on his condition.

1966 - A US magazine targeted to teenagers called Datebook causes an uproar when they reprint some of John Lennon's interview from four months earlier in the London Evening Standard where Lennon said, "We're more popular than Jesus now." The American media jumps on the quote and turns it into a major story.

1966 - Cream make their stage debut, playing at Manchester, England's Twisted Wheel club.

1965 - The Beatles film "Help!" premiered in London. 

1959 - John Sykes (guitarist for Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) is born in Reading, Berkshire, England.

1953 - Rush frontman Geddy Lee is born Geddy Lee Weinrib in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada.

1953 - Patti Scialfa (Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Deal, New Jersey.

1946 - Neal Doughty (keyboardist for REO Speedwagon) is born in Evansville, Indiana.