31st JANUARY

1953: Perry Como was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes’. 1957: Decca Records announced that Bill Haley & His Comets, ‘Rock Around More »

30th JANUARY

1956: Elvis Presley started recording what would be his first album at RCA’s New York Studios. Songs recorded included his version the Carl Perkins song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. 1958: On the first More »

29th JANUARY

1942: BBC radio aired a new program ‘Desert Island Discs’ presented by Roy Plomley, which went on to become the longest running UK radio show. 1944: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: More »

28th JANUARY

1956: Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), made his first National Television appearance on the Dorsey brother’s “Stage Show”. 1963: Touring the UK The Beatles played at the Majestic Ballroom More »

27th JANUARY

1956: Elvis Presley’s single, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was released by RCA Records, who had just purchased Presley’s contract from Sun Records for $35,000. The song sold 300,000 copies in its first week and More »

 

21st SEPTEMBER

1961: The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963: Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” hits #1 on the US singles chart for the first of three weeks.

1968: Deep Purple made No.4 on the US singles chart with their debut single ‘Hush’.

1968: Jeannie C Riley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Harper Valley PTA’.

1970: Freda Payne was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Band Of Gold’.

1971: The first edition of the new BBC TV music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was aired.

1974: Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” hits #1, where it will stay for one week.

1974: Carl Douglas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Kung Fu Fighting.’ The song was recorded in 10 minutes, had started out as a B-side and went on to sell over 10 million.

1981: Adam And The Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their second No.1 ‘Prince Charming’.

1985: Madonna scored her first UK No.1 album with ‘Like A Virgin’.

1985: With the help Of heavy MTV exposure ‘Money For Nothing’ gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single.

2006: Pastorius was voted “The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived” by readers of Bass Guitar magazine.

1992: Parlophone Records released ‘Creep’ by Radiohead as their debut single.

1996: The Fugees scored their second UK No.1 single with ‘Ready Or Not’.

2000: Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada’s annual music video competition.

2000: Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks reform as Genesis for a one-off performance at the London Hilton during the British Music Roll of Honour gala, organized by the Music Managers Forum.

2002: Pink went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Just Like A Pill’.

2011: A contract revealing that The Beatles refused to perform on August 31st, 1965, sold for $23,033 at an auction in Los Angeles.

2012: No Doubt release the album Push and Shove, their first release in 11 years.