A trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. Bob Dylan suffered an accident that sent him into seclusion, Mick Jagger made his acting debut, and one of rock’s greatest power trio’s staged their debut performance. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

Events

1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis appears on national TV for the first time, performing “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” on the NBC program The Steve Allen Show.

1964 – Marvin Gaye records “How Sweet it is To Be Loved By You,” a track penned by the prolific Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland.

1965 – The Beach Boys record “California Girls.”

1965 – The Beatles second movie, Help!, premieres at the Pavilion Theatre in London.

1966 – The Monkees record “Last Train to Clarksville,” a track written by the songwriting team of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart.

1966 – Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle accident. A period of virtual seclusion ensues for roughly nine months following the accident.

1966 – Cream make their concert debut, staging a performance in Manchester, England.

1966 – The Troggs’ version of “Wild Thing” tops the U.S. singles chart.

1968 – The Jackson 5 sign a one-year contract with Motown.

1970 – Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime” appears on the US singles chart.

1972 – Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)” tops the U.S. singles chart. The ballad will hold go on to hold that spot for six non-consecutive weeks.

1970 – Mick Jagger makes his acting debut in the film Ned Kelly.

1973 – Grand Funk Railroad release “We’re an American Band.”

Grand Funk

1974 – Lynyrd Skynyrd release “Sweet Home Alabama.”

1976 – Three Dog Night perform their final concert, staging a show in San Francisco. An attempted 1981 reunion proves to be short-lived.

1980 – Eric Carr makes his debut as new drummer for Kiss.

2006 – The first guitar owned by Paul McCartney is sold at auction for approximately $500,000.

2010 – John Fogerty performs his classic hit “Centerfield” at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony. He also donates a guitar shaped like a baseball bat to the Hall.

2015 – The Eagles play the final date of their “History of the Eagles” tour. Sadly, Glenn Frey passes away just six months later.


Releases

1966 – The Troggs:  From Nowhere

1967 – The Yardbirds:  Little Games

1968 – The Moody Blues:  In Search of the Lost Chord

1968 – Cream: Wheels of Fire

1968 – Deep Purple: Shades of Deep Purple

Deep Purple

1969 – Yes:  Yes

1969 – Leslie West:  Mountain

1970 – Yes:  Time and a Word

1970 – Creedence Clearwater Revival:  Cosmo’s Factory

1970 – James Gang: James Gang Rides Again

1972 – Mott the Hoople:  All The Young Dudes

1972 – Argent:  All Together Now

1972 – Captain Beyond:  Captain Beyond

1972 – Van Morrison:  Saint Dominic’s Preview

1972 – Curtis Mayfield: Super Fly

1972 – Foghat: Foghat

1972 – Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now

1973 – New York Dolls:  New York Dolls

New York Dolls

1973 – ZZ Top:  Tres Hombres

1973 – Lou Reed:  Berlin

1973 – Steely Dan: Countdown to Ecstasy

1974 – Eric Clapton:  461 Ocean Boulevard

1974 – James Gang: Miami

1974 – Sly & the Family Stone: Small Talk

1975 – Black Sabbath:  Sabotage

1975 – Poco:  Head Over Heels

1976 – Pure Prairie League:  Dance

1976 – Graham Parker and the Rumour:  Howlin’ Wind

1976 – Al Stewart:  Year of the Cat

1979 – AC/DC:  Highway to Hell

1979 – Rainbow:  Down to Earth

1980 – AC/DC:  Back in Black

1981 – Debbie Harry:  KooKoo

Debbie Harry

1981 – Stevie Nicks:  Bella Donna

1983 – Metallica:  Kill ‘Em All

1984 – Metallica:  Ride the Lightning

1986 – R.E.M:  Lifes Rich Pageant

1987 – 10,000 Maniacs:  In My Tribe

1989 – Alice Cooper:  Trash

1991 – Widespread Panic:  Widespread Panic

1992 – Morrissey:  Your Arsenal

1993 – Smashing Pumpkins:  Siamese Dream

1993 -- Steve Vai:  Sex & Religion

1996 – Sublime:  Sublime

1997 – Teenage Fanclub: Songs from Northern Britain

1999 – Bree Sharp:  A Cheap and Evil Girl

1999 – The Verve Pipe:  The Verve Pipe

2002 – Linkin Park:  Reanimation

2002 – Bruce Springsteen:  The Rising

2006 – Tom Petty:  Highway Companion

2008 – Alice Cooper:  Along Came a Spider

2009 – George Thorogood & the Destroyers:  The Dirty Dozen


Deaths

Cass Elliot – July 29, 1974

Big Mama Thornton – July 25, 1984

Mary Wells – July 26, 1992

Eddie Guzman (Rare Earth) – July 29, 1993

Charlie Rich – July 25, 1995

Eddie Hinton – July 28, 1995

Tal Farlow – July 25, 1998

Jerome Smith (K.C. and the Sunshine Band) – July 28, 2000

Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) – July 27, 2001

John Entwistle – July 27, 2002

Erik Braunn (Iron Butterfly) – July 25, 2003

Sam Phillips – July 30, 2003

Dan Peek (America) – July 24, 2011

J.J. Cale – July 26, 2013

JJ Cale

Dick Wagner – July 30, 2014


Births

Buddy Guy – July 30, 1936

Manuel Charlton (Nazareth) – July 25, 1941

Darlene Love – July 26, 1941

Paul Anka – July 30, 1941

Dobie Gray – July 26, 1942

Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds) – July 25, 1943

Mick Jagger – July 26, 1943

Mike Bloomfield – July 28, 1943

Bobbie Gentry – July 27, 1944

Rick Wright – July 28, 1945

David Sanborn – July 30, 1945

Jose Chepito Areas (Santana) – July 25, 1946

Jonathan Edwards – July 28, 1946

Jonathan Edwards

Steve Goodman – July 25, 1948

Gerald Casale (Devo) – July 28, 1948

Roger Taylor (Queen) – July 26, 1949

Simon Kirke (Free, Bad Company) – July 28, 1949

Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire) – July 25, 1951

Geddy Lee – July 29, 1953

Steve Morse – July 28, 1954

Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) – July 25, 1958

Kate Bush – July 30, 1958

John Sykes (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) – July 29, 1959

Karl Mueller (Soul Asylum) – July 27, 1962

Juliana Hatfield – July 27, 1967

Pete Yorn – July 27, 1974