July 29, 1960
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected proposals that it set up specific controls over radio and TV programs.
Honky Chateau by Elton John was the #1 LP on the USA charts
July 29, 1977
Barbra Streisand collected another #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “My Heart Belongs To Me”.
on the USA LP chart Streisand Superman by Barbra Streisand came in third,
“Macho Man”, a song that extols the virtues of working out, becomes Village People‘s first Billboard chart entry. It will top out at #25.
“Songbird” from Barbra Streisand was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart.
The film soundtrack to Grease featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John went to No.1 on the US album chart.
David Bowie made his theatrical debut when he opened in the title role of “Elephant Man.”
As an alternative to Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s nuptials, Ian Dury And The Blockheads play a pair of London concerts that they dub Not the Royal Wedding.
Donna Summer moved to #1 on the R&B chart with “She Works Hard For The Money”.
Elton John checked into a suburban Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem. He will take over a year off from touring and recording, but when he returns he will top the US chart with a re-issue of his 1974 hit, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.
an anonymous collector from St. Louis paid about $270,000 for Elton John’s collection of 48,000 records at an auction in London. The same collector bought John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for “I Am the Walrus” for $60,000.
Celine Dion released her single “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”.
The Spice Girls released the single “2 Become 1” in the United States.
Ellen DeGeneres announced she was leaving the judge’s panel on “American Idol” after just one season because she said it was hard for her to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings.