Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy were both born this week, seven years apart. This was also the week when AC/DC released their last album with Bon Scott and their first with Brian Johnson - all within the span of one year. Keep reading to see what else went down in the world of rock during the last week of July!

Events

1960 - Roy Orbison scored his first hit when "Only the Lonely" reached number two on the US singles chart.

Roy Orbison

1964 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney both got minor electrical shocks due to ungrounded microphones during a Beatles show in Stockholm, Sweden.

1969 - Neil Young made his live debut with Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Fillmore East in New York City.

1980 - The Eagles' concert in Long Beach, California on July 31 would be their last show as a band for fourteen years. An argument between Glenn Frey and Don Felder before they went on stage escalated during the gig with the pair threatening each other with physical violence.

2012 - Bruce Springsteen played his longest gig ever when a concert in Helsinki, Finland clocked in at a staggering four hours and six minutes!

Bruce Springsteen

2014 - Weird Al Yankovic's Mandatory Fun became the first comedy album to reach the top of the US album chart in over fifty years.

Releases

1966 - The Troggs: From Nowhere

1967 - The Young Rascals: Groovin'

1968 - Buffalo Springfield: Last Time Around

1969 - Yes: Yes

1970 - Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory

1973 - ZZ Top: Tres Hombres

1973 - New York Dolls: New York Dolls

1975 - Black Sabbath: Sabotage

1977 - Grateful Dead: Terrapin Station

1979 - AC/DC: Highway to Hell

AC-DC

1979 - Rainbow: Down to Earth

1980 - AC/DC: Back in Black

1981 - Debbie Harry: KooKoo

1984 - Metallica: Ride the Lightning

1986 - Neil Young: Landing on Water

1986 - R.E.M.: Lifes Rich Pageant

1989 - Alice Cooper: Trash

1992 - Barenaked Ladies: Gordon

1993 - Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream

Smashing Pumpkins

1996 - Alice in Chains: MTV Unplugged

2000 - Finger Eleven: The Greatest of Blue Skies

2002 - Bruce Springsteen: The Rising

2005 - Yngwie Malmsteen: Unleash the Fury

2006 - Tom Petty: Highway Companion

2007 - Korn: Untitled album

2008 - Alice Cooper: Along Came a Spider

2009 - George Thorogood & the Destroyers: The Dirty Dozen

2010 - Avenged Sevenfold: Nightmare

2013 - Five Finger Death Punch: The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1

2014 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye

Deaths

Cass "Mama Cass" Elliot - July 29, 1974

Mama Cass

Brent Mydland (The Grateful Dead) - July 26, 1990

Charlie Rich - July 25, 1995

Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - July 27, 2001

JJ Cale - July 26, 2013

Lynn Anderson - July 30, 2015

Births

Buddy Guy - July 30, 1936

Buddy Guy

Manuel Charlton (Nazareth) - July 25, 1941

Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds) - July 25, 1943

Mick Jagger - July 26, 1943

Mick Jagger

Mike Bloomfield - July 28, 1943

Rick Wright - July 28, 1945

Gerald Casale (Devo) - July 28, 1948

Roger Taylor (Queen) - July 26, 1949

Mark Clarke (Uriah Heep) - July 25, 1950

AC-DC

Geddy Lee (Rush) - July 29, 1953

Patti Scialfa (E Street Band) - July 29, 1953

Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) - July 25, 1958

Bill Berry (R.E.M.) - July 31, 1958

Gary Cherone (Extreme) - July 26, 1961

Rex Brown (Pantera) - July 27, 1964

Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) - July 28, 1976

Will Champion (Coldplay) - July 31, 1978

Dave Baksh (Sum 41) - July 26, 1980

M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) - July 31, 1981

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) - July 26, 1993
 

Buddy Guy photo credit: Daniel Eriksson