05th SEPTEMBER

1954: Kitty Kallen was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Little Things That Mean A Lot’.

1963: The Rolling Stones kicked off their fourth UK tour at The Astoria London. A 32-date package tour with Mike Berry and the Innocents The Mojos and Simon Scott and the Leroy’s.

1964: The Animals started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘House Of The Rising Sun’.

1964: The Rolling Stones begin a U.K. tour in London, supported by Inez & Charlie Foxx, the Mogos, Mike Berry, Billie Davis, and Simon Scott.

1965: Sonny & Cher made their first live UK appearance when they appeared at the 100 Club in London.

1965: The Rolling Stones fly to Los Angeles. There they will record their No. 1 single “Get Off of My Cloud.”

1966: John Lennon started work on his role as Private Gripweed in the film ‘How I Won The War’.

1967: Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon’s new song ‘I Am the Walrus’, recording 16 takes of the basic backing track.

1968: On their first ever visit to the UK The Doors appeared on Top of The Pops performing ‘Hello I Love You’ live on the TV show.

1970: Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song ‘Me and Bobby McGee’.

1976: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” KC & the Sunshine Band.

1981: Bruce Springsteen joins the Pretenders onstage in Pasadena, Calif., to cover the Jackie Wilson classic “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.”

1981: Bananarama released their first ever single ‘Ai A Mwana’, it failed to make the UK top 75 charts.

1981: Soft Cell were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of ‘Tainted Love.’ The song had been a hit for Gloria Jones in 1964.

1981: Stevie Nicks went to No.1 on the US album with Bella Donna, featuring the tracks ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ (the Tom Petty duet), ‘Leather and Lace’ (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’

1994: Oasis appeared at The Hacienda in Manchester to celebrate the launch of their debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’.

1998: Aerosmith scored their first US No.1 single with the Diane Warren written song ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’.

1998: Manic Street Preachers scored their first UK No.1 single with ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’.

1999: After spending 58 weeks on the UK album chart, Shania Twain went to No.1 with ‘Come On Over’.

2004: Nelly tops the UK singles chart with “Flap Your Wings/My Place”. Troubled London band The Libertines have the No. 1 album with their self-titled sophomore disc.

2006: Arctic Monkeys won this year’s UK Mercury Prize for their album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.

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