05th AUGUST

1953: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Vaya Con Dios,” Les Paul & Mary Ford.

1956: Doris Day was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Whatever Will Be Will Be’, the singer actress’ second UK No.1 single.

1963: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Fingertips (Pt. 2),” Little Stevie Wonder. The song is the first live single to go to No. 1.

1964: The Beach Boys record “When I Grow Up to Be a Man.”

1965: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Help!’ The group’s eighth consecutive UK No.1 single.

1966: The Beatles Revolver was released in the UK. The bands seventh album featured: ‘Taxman’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘I’m Only Sleeping’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘She Said She Said’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’.

1967: Bobbie Gentry releases her No. 1 “Ode to Billie Joe.”

1967: Pink Floyd release their debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in England.

1969: George Harrison had his new Moog synthesizer brought into the studio for The Beatles to use in finishing their forthcoming album ‘Abbey Road’.

1972: Aerosmith signed to CBS Records for $125,000 after record company boss Clive Davis saw them play at Max’s Kansas City Club New York.

1972: Wizzard made their live debut at the ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival, Wembley Stadium.

1975: Drummer Sandy West and guitarist Joan Jett formed the first ever all female heavy rock band after being introduced by producer Kim Fowley.

1977: The Police, The Clash, The Damned, The Boys, The Rich Kids, Electric Kellar and Asphelt Jungle all appeared at the Mont de Marsan Punk festival in France.

1978: The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Miss You’, the group’s eighth US No.1, was also a No.3 hit in the UK.

1979: Def Leppard signed to Phonogram records with an advance of $180,000 giving them a 10% royalty on 100% of sales for the first two years.

1981: Olivia Newton-John gets a gold star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1985: Bruce Springsteen kicked off the fourth leg of his Born in the USA world tour at the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington D.C.

1989: Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers had their first of three UK No.1’s with ‘Swing The Mood’.

1995: Take That played the first of ten sold out nights at The Nynex Arena, Manchester, (the shows were without Robbie Williams who had quit the group on 17th July 1995).

1998: It is announced that George Strait leads the list of nominees for the 32nd annual Country Music Assn.

2003: Smash Mouth release their new album Get the Picture?. The band celebrate with a performance in a New York Toys ‘R’ Us.

2003: Dido started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Life For Rent’ the UK singers second No.1 album.

2005: Bob Dylan’s song ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ topped a poll of rock and film stars to find the music, movies, TV shows and books that changed the world.

2007: Beatles fans feared the misuse of the Fab Four’s music had hit rock bottom following the decision to license ‘All You Need Is Love’ for use in a nappy advert.

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