“No One Is To Blame” by Howard Jones broke into the Top 40 chart on this date in 1986.
Gerry and the Pacemakers made their U.S. television debut performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
The Temptations released the single “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg.”
Beach Boy Carl Wilson appeared in court on draft evasion charges.
Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie died at a New York hospital from Huntington’s disease. He was 52.
The Beach Boys went on tour, and took the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with them as their opening act. The move proved to be unsuccessful, as half the dates on the trek were eventually cancelled.
Jimi Hendrix was arrested in Toronto for possession of narcotics. He was released on ten-thousand-dollars bail.
The Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing” peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.
Booker T and the MG’s “Time is Tight” peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.
Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Sweet Cherry Wine” peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
Crazy Elephant’s “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’” peaked at number 12 on the pop singles chart.
Grand Funk Railroad held a press conference at the Gotham Hotel in New York, but only six reporters came to the event.
Tony Orlando and Dawn’s “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” hit number one on the pop singles chart.
Sammy Johns’ “Chevy Van” peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
Elton John performed “Bennie and the Jets” and “Philadelphia Freedom” on TV’s “Soul Train.”
Leo Sayer’s “Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)” peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart.
Michael Murphy’s “Wildfire” broke into the Top 40 chart.
Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Wings Over America” tour kicked off with a show in Fort Worth, Texas, marking the former Beatle’s first performance in the U.S. in ten years. In addition, the group’s album “Wings at the Speed of Sound” was certified Platinum.
Paul Simon organized a benefit concert for the New York Public Library.
Aerosmith released the album “Rocks.”
The Isley Brothers’ album “Showdown” and Jethro Tull’s album “M.U. – The Best of Jethro Tull” were certified Platinum, while Journey’s album “Infinity” was certified Gold.
The movie “FM,” featuring the music of Steely Dan, Steve Miller, The Eagles, Neil Young, and Warren Zevon, hit theaters.
Bob Seger’s “Fire Lake” peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.
Air Supply’s “Lost In Love” peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.
Billy Joel’s “You May Be Right” peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.
Robbie Dupree’s “Steal Away” broke into the Top 40 chart.
Genesis’ album “Abacab” was certified Platinum.
Members of Deep Purple reunited for the release of the album “Perfect Strangers” and a tour. Band members were reportedly offered 12-million-dollars each for the reunion.
The Rolling Stones’ “Harlem Shuffle” peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.
Heart’s “Nothing At All” broke into the Top 40.
Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love” hit number one on the pop singles chart.
Howard Jones’ “No One Is To Blame” and Billy Ocean’s “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” broke into the Top 40 chart.
Bruce Hornsby and the Range released the album “Scenes From the Southside.”
Then-Texas Governor Ann Richards proclaimed it “ZZ Top Day” in the Lone Star state.
The Rolling Stones announced plans for its Voodoo Lounge tour by floating down the Hudson River to a press conference at Pier 60 in New York.
Led Zeppelin’s self-titled album, “Led Zeppelin 3,” “Led Zeppelin 4,” and “Physical Graffiti” were certified multi-Platinum.
Crosby, Stills & Nash’s self titled album was certified multi-Platinum.
Bruce Springsteen’s album “Born To Run” was certified multi-Platinum.
Paul McCartney was a guest on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Stevie Wonder, Cher, Michael Jackson, E Streeter Clarence Clemmons, Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood, and Spinal Tap’s Michael McKean were among those who participated in the TV special “American Bandstand’s 50th: A Celebration,” which aired on ABC.
Members of Aerosmith took part in the taping of the “mtvICON” salute honoring the group Metallica.
Alice Cooper was among the artists who participated in the taping of the Fox special “Summer Music Mania 2003.”
David Bowie received “The Audi Conde Nast Never Follow” award in a ceremony in New York.
Kiss traveled to Australia to begin a tour in Perth later in the week.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry released his self-titled solo album. It was his first independent release in more than 20 years.
Bob Dylan launched his XM Satellite Radio show “Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan.”
Stephen Stills launched a solo tour with a show in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp joined Roger McGuinn, The Allman Brothers’ Warren Haynes, Arlo Guthrie, and numerous other rock, country, and folk artists for “The Clearwater Concert” in celebration of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday.
Jon Bon Jovi was among the new inductees into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The Class of 2009 was welcomed with an event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.