04th AUGUST

1958: The great “Chantilly Lace” by the Big Bopper enters the top 40. It would later go to No. 6.

1958: The first ever Chart Toppers Hot 100 chart appears. The number one song is Ricky Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool.”

1962: The Rolling Stones played the first of 22 weekly shows at Ealing Jazz Club in Ealing, London.

1963: UK music weekly The NME reported that The Beatles could score their first US hit with ‘From Me To You’ as the single was ‘bubbling under’ on the charts at No.116.

1963: The Beatles appeared at the Queen’s Theatre in Blackpool.

1964: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “A Hard Day’s Night,” The Beatles.

1966: The Troggs were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘With A Girl Like You’, the group’s only UK No.1 single.

1996: Icelandic performer Bjork along with Kent Nagado make a surprise performance at the Verbier Festival & Academy in Switzerland. The duo performs several songs from their “Pierrot Lunaire” collaboration.

1967: Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett.

1968: The second day of the two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Blue Cheer, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Grateful Dead, Illinois Speed Press, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Byrds.

1974: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” Roberta Flack.

1980: John Lennon began recording what would become his final album ‘Double Fantasy’ at The Hit Factory, New York.

1984: Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’, it went on to sell over 10 million copies.

1990: Mariah Carey’s started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vision Of Love’, her debut release.

1991: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, winning the latter.

1996: Oasis played two sold out nights at Balloch Castle Country Park, Loch Lomand, Scotland to over 80,000 fans.

2000: Craig David scored his second UK No.1 single with ‘7 Days’. At the age of 19, he became the youngest male artist to score two No.1’s since Donny Osmond in 1973.

2002: Former Pop Idol contestant Darius started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Colourblind.’

2002: Bruce Springsteen scored his fifth UK No.1 album with ‘The Rising’, also No.1 in the US.

2003: Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic announces on the Eyes Adrift Web site that he’s quitting the music business, although he will continue to play music with his band.

2004: Emo band Taking Back Sunday debut on the album chart at No. 3 with their album Where You Want to Be. The latest Now That’s What I Call Music hits collection seizes the No. 1 spot.

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