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Today In Rock: July 29

1916

Charlie Christian was born in Bonham, TX.

1930

Jim Stewart is born in Middleton, Tennessee.

1956

My Prayer (The Platters) was a hit.

1958

Poor Little Fool (Ricky Nelson) was a hit.

1961

Bobby "Blue" Bland hits #1 on the R&B chart with "I Pity the Fool" and #2 on the R&B chart with "Don't Cry No More".

1965

The Beatles release their second film, 'Help!'.

1966

Bob Dylan was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, New York.

1967

"Light My Fire" by the Doors is the biggest-selling single in the U.S.

1967

The Doors hit #1 with "Light My Fire."

1967

Procul Harum hits #5 with "Whiter Shade of Pale".

1972

ELO hits #9 in the UK with the debut single "10538 Over".

1972

Gilbert O'Sullivan hits #1 with "Alone Again Naturally."

1972

Alice Cooper hits #7 with "School's Out".

1973

The Morning After (Maureen McGovern) was a hit.

1974

Mama Cass Elliot dies of a heart attack in London.

1981

Prince Charles weds Lady Diana Spencer in London's St. Paul Cathedral.

1989

Bon Jovi hits #7 with "Lay Your Hands on Me"

1995

'I Should Coco' by Supergrass reaches #1.

1997

98 Degrees releases their debut album '98 Degrees' which contains the hit single "Because of You."