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Jul 26
1935

Blind Boy Fuller records Log Cabin Blues for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1935)

Jul 26
1943

Michael Philip Jagger is born in the Marina Wing of Livingstone Hospital, Dartford, Kent, UK. As Mick Jagger, he will sing with The Rolling Stones. (1943)

Jul 26
1943

Clive Powell is born in Leigh, Lancashire, UK. He will grow up to find success as Georgie Fame. (1943)

Jul 26
1954

Elvis Presley signs a recording contract with Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, giving him a royalty rate of 3% of the wholesale price of his records. (1954)

Jul 26
1954

The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters, play the fifth night of two weeks at The Trocadero, Hollywood, California, USA. (1954)

Jul 26
1957

The Coasters, The Five Satins and Gene And Eunice play in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. (1957)

Jul 26
1958

Bill Doggett plays at the Flame Lounge, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1958)

Jul 26
1961

Lightnin' Hopkins records Blues In The Bottle, Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee, DC-7 and other tracks in Houston, Texas, USA. (1961)

Jul 26
1962

Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated plays its regular Thursday night residency at The Marquee Club, London, UK. (1962)

Jul 26
1963

The Cyril Davies And His All Stars with Long John Baldry play at the Wooden Bridge Hotel, Guildford, UK. (1963)

Jul 26
1963

The Rolling Stones play at Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London, UK. (1963)

Jul 26
1963

After a four year break, The Newport Folk Festival returns at Newport, Rhode Island, USA. John Lee Hooker plays on the first and third days. The three-day event also features Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Peter Paul and Mary. (1963)

Jul 26
2006

Jump blues piano player, singer and recording artist Floyd Dixon dies aged 77, of cancer, in Orange, California, USA. (1929)

Jul 26
2009

Devizes-based singer-songwriter Jon Amor plays an afternoon show at Netherhall RUFC and an evening gig at the Her Citi Cafe, both as part of the Maryport Blues Festival, in Maryport, Cumbria, UK. (2009)