Today In Music History: 07/26/17

Happy birthday to the Rolling Stone’s lead man, Sir Mick Jagger, who is 74 today.

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(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

They even have a song about it, and it happened on this day in 1969. Lead singers of the 5th Dimension, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. got married.

Let’s roll to 1976, Three Dog Night, suffering from fatigue and various addictions that had proved disruptive, played their final concert. The group reunited briefly in 1981. Chuck Negron still tours with the Happy Together Tour.

On this day in 1981 “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield was the #1 song.

On this day in 1986, Peter Gabriel hits #1 in the US with “Sledgehammer,” bumping his old band, Genesis (with “Invisible Touch”) out of the top spot.

Mary Wells died of pneumonia on this day in 1992 at the age of 49.

More sad news in the world of music, as just last year, Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away at 22.

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(Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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