02nd SEPTEMBER

1963: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “My Boyfriend’s Back,” The Angels. The group is the first white all-female group to have a No. 1 record.

1964: On tour in the USA The Beatles appeared at The Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1964: The Rolling Stones recorded their version of the Willie Dixon song ‘Little Red Rooster’ at Regent Sound Studios in London.

1965: The Rolling Stones appear on British TV’s Ready Steady Go! Mick Jagger and Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham perform a skit in which they duet on Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”

1965: Steam Packet with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Discoll and The Brian Auger Trinity appeared at the Marquee Club, London.

1965: The Doors recorded their first demos at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, where they cut six Jim Morrison songs.

1965: The Beatles release “Yesterday.” The Paul McCartney song becomes one of the world’s most-played records. That evening the band plays the Cow Palace in Daly City, Calif., enduring the usual audience bum rush at the stage.

1971: Grateful Dead’s former manager was arrested after disappearing with over $70,000 of the bands money.

1972: Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Wear It Well’, the singers second UK No.1 was taken from his album ‘Never A Dull Moment.’

1972: The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival was held over three days on Bull Island, near Griffin, Indiana.

1978: George Harrison married Arias at Henley-on-Thames register office. More on George Harrison.

1978: Teddy Pendergrass, the former lead singer of Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, set out to promote his latest album ‘Life Is A Song Worth Singing’ by performing a concert for women only.

1980: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Upside Down,” Diana Ross. The song stays at No. 1 for four weeks, the longest reign of any Ross song.

1984: U2 played the second of two nights at the Logan Cambell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand during their Unforgettable Fire World tour.

1988: The Human Rights Now! world tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n’Dour.

1989: “Cold Hearted” becomes Paula Abdul’s third consecutive No. 1 single.

1993: At the MTV Video Music Awards, Neil Young joins Pearl Jam to perform “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

1995: Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with a song written by R. Kelly ‘You Are Not Alone’.

2000: Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Music’, her 10th UK No.1 single, from her album of the same title.

2001: Slipknot went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Iowa’.

2004: R&B singer Ciara scores her first No. 1, as “Goodies,” featuring rapper Petey Pablo, knocks Terror Squad’s “Lean Back” off the top spot.

2005: Mariah Carey became only the fifth act ever to hold the top two positions in the US Hot 100 singles chart.

2007: 17 year-old Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Beautiful Girls’, also a US No.1.

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