This Day in Music History: July 24th
2003: Bob Dylan’s movie Masked and Anonymous opened in New York City. The movie also starred Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Penelope Cruz & Val Kilmer.
1999: Phil Collins married his third wife, Orianne Cevey in Switzerland. Some of the wedding guests included Eric Clapton, Elton John & Mark Knopfler. They would later divorce in 2007.
1993: U2 entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with Zooropa which was their fourth album to reach number one in the U.S. where it went on to sell two million copies.
1990: Judas Priest go to trial in Reno, NV as they were accused of planting subliminal messages in their album Stained Class which led two fans to attempt suicide. They would later be cleared of wrongdoing.
1978: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band the movie starring Peter Frampton & The Bee Gees opened in theaters. The film also included appearances by Aerosmith, Alice Cooper & Billy Preston. The film went on to be a commercial failure.
1977: Led Zeppelin performed their final concert in the U.S. at Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland. Rick Derringer & Judas Priest was the opening acts.
1976: Thin Lizzy peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “The Boys Are Back in Town”, their only top 40 single in the U.S.
1971: T. Rex reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Get It On” which spent four weeks at number one.
1967: Jefferson Airplane received their first Gold record for their second album Surrealistic Pillow.