04th SEPTEMBER

1954: To coincide with the release of his second Sun single, ‘Good Rockin’ Tonight’, Elvis Presley, along with Bill Black and Scotty Moore made their first appearance at The Grand Old Opry.

1962: The Beatles record “Love Me Do” at Abbey Road studios in London. The Beatles convene at EMI’s Abbey Road Studio to record with producer George Martin for the first time.

1965: The Beatles started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Help’, the title of their second film and the group’s ninth US No.1.

1965: The Who had their van stolen containing over £5000 worth of equipment outside the Battersea Dogs Home.

1965: Now that’s what I call a chart: Today at No. 1 are the Beatles with “Help!” No. 2 is Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.”

1965: “Nothing But Heartaches” by the Supremes charts at #11.

1966: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Can’t Hurry Love,” The Supremes.

1968: The Bee Gees had their second UK No.1 single with ‘I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You’.

1968: The Beatles recorded promotional videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios.

1969: The film ‘Easy Rider’ starring Jack Nicholson Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper opened at The Classic in London England.

1970: George Harrison releases “My Sweet Lord.” The song becomes his first solo No. 1 single, but in 1976, it’s declared that he subconsciously plagiarized the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine.”

1971: Taken from the album ‘Ram’, Paul and Linda McCartney went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the US only released ‘Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey’.

1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Show on US television.

1973: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Let’s Get It On,” Marvin Gaye.

1976: Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album after being on the charts for over a year.

1976: The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Should Be Dancing’, the group’s third US No.1.

1976: The Sex Pistols made their television debut when they appeared on the Manchester based Granada TV program ‘So It Goes’.

1979: The Grateful Dead played the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York City.

1980: A new version of Yes, with Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn played the first of three sold out nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1982: Survivor were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the theme from the film Rocky III ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, their only chart topper. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song.

1982: The Steve Miller Band started a two week run at No.2 on the US singles chart with ‘Abracadabra’ the group’s third US No.1.

1986: After just getting his driving license back after a five-year suspension, Gregg Allman from The Allman Brothers Band was arrested in Florida for drunk driving.

1987: Mike Joyce drummer with The Smiths, quit the band saying that ‘the present role within the group had been fulfilled’.

1995: Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Paul Weller, Manic St Preachers and The Stone Roses all recorded tracks for the ‘War Child’ charity album.

1970: UK No.4 & US No.7 single ‘Come And Get It’. He had also been a member of The Iveys during the 60’s.

2007: The Police played the first UK date on their Reunion tour when they played two nights at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

2008: The first guitar torched on stage by Jimi Hendrix sold for £280,000 at an auction of rock memorabilia. The Fender Stratocaster was burned at the end of a show at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, north London, in 1967.

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