July 24 in Music History: Yes releases Time And A Word, “Eye of the Tiger” hits #1
1964 – Marvin Gaye records “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.” Written by the Motown team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the title comes from one of Jackie Gleason’s catch phrases.
1969 – The Beatles record “Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard” at Abbey Road studios in London. Paul McCartney also records a demo of his new song “Come and Get It,” which he gives to The Iveys (soon to become known as Badfinger).
1970 – Yes releases their sophomore album, Time and a Word.
1978 – The movie Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opens in New York City.
1982 – Survivor starts a six week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Eye Of The Tiger,” taken from the film Rocky III.