02nd AUGUST

1957: The official Elvis Presley Fan Club was launched in the UK.

1957: Touring with Clyde McPhatter, The Cadillacs, Edna McGriff, Otis Rush, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, Oscar & Oscar, The G-Clefs, Buddy Holly and the crickets appeared at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC. With “That’ll Be The Day” sitting at No. 2 on the US charts, this was Buddy’s first major tour.

1960: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” Brian Hyland.

1960: Johnny Kidd and The Pirates were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Shakin’ All Over’. Their only UK No.1.

1962: Robert Allen Zimmerman legally became Bob Dylan, having signed a music publishing deal with Witmark Music on 12th July of this year, engineered by Albert Grossman.

1964: The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth.

1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of five nights at the Salvation Club in New York City. During this period a typical set list included: Foxy Lady, Hey Joe, The Wind Cries Mary, Purple Haze and Burning Of The Midnight Amp.

1968: The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with Hello I Love You, the group’s second US No.1.

1969: ‘Wet Dream’, by Jamaican reggae singer Max Romeo entered the UK singles chart.

1970: Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ‘The Wonder Of You’ his sixteenth No.1.

1975: The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘One Of These Nights’, the group’s second US No.1 single and the first to chart in the UK where it peaked at No.23.

1980: The Clash released their single ‘Bank Robber’ after it been available as an import only.

1986: Peter Cetera started a two-week run at No.1 on the US charts with the theme from the film ‘Karate Kid II’, ‘The Glory Of Love’.

1986: Chris de burgh was at No.1 in the UK with ‘The Lady In Red’, it was his first No.1 after twenty-four single releases.

1998: Mojo Magazine published the results from a nation-wide survey asking ‘Who is your favourite recording artist of all time: 5th place was Elton John 4th, Queen, 3rd, Frank Sinatra, 2nd, Elvis Presley and in 1st place, The Beatles.

1998: Beastie Boys started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Hello Nasty’, the bands third US No.1 album.

2001: Country artist Clint Black hosts the third annual Family Television Awards ceremony at the Beverly (Hills, Calif.) Hilton Hotel.

2001: New Orleans International Airport was re-named Louis Armstrong Airport in honour of the New Orleans born trumpet player, singer and bandleader.

2005: Status Quo filmed a cameo appearance in UK’s Coronation Street playing themselves.

2007: Prince kicked off a series of 21 sold out UK shows at London’s O2 arena.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *