06th AUGUST

1960: Chubby Checker appeared on US TV show American Bandstand and performed ‘The Twist.’

1963: In the evening at Studio A of the Columbia Recording Studio, New York City, Bob Dylan recorded the first session produced by Tom Wilson for the album The Times They Are A-Changin’.

1964: Rod Stewart made his TV debut on ‘The Beat Room’ as a member of The Hoochie Coochie Men.

1965: The Beatles released their fifth album and soundtrack to their second film ‘Help!’ which included the title track, ‘The Night Before’.

1965: Decca records released The Small Faces debut single ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It.’

1970: The 10th National Jazz, Blues and Pop four day Festival was held at Plumpton Racecourse in Sussex, England. Featuring, Family, Groundhogs, Cat Stevens, Deep Purple, Fat Mattress, Yes, Caravan, The Strawbs, Black Sabbath, Wild Angles, Wishbone Ash and Daddy Longlegs.

1970: An anti-war rock festival is held at Shea Stadium, New York, with Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Steppenwolf, and Johnny Winter.

1970: Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Poco and Johnny Winter all appeared at the Concert For Peace at New York’s Shea Stadium.

1973: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Morning After,” Maureen McGovern. The song is the theme to the film “The Poseidon Adventure.”

1974: Abba scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. The Swedish group were also on their first American tour.

1977: The Police appeared at The Red Cow, Hammersmith Road in London, admission was 60p.

1981: Stevie Nicks released her first solo album Bella Donna which contained four top 40 US hits.

1982: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ starring Bob Geldof opened in movie theatres in New York. The film was conceived alongside the double album by Pink Floyd’s, Roger Waters.

1988: ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Guns N’ Roses debut album went to No.1 in the US, after spending 57 weeks on the chart and selling over 5 million copies.

1988: Yazz and the Plastic Population started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Only Way Is Up’.

1994: Lisa Loeb started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Stay (I Missed You), a No.6 hit in the UK.

1995: R&B singer Brandy receives four trophies at the first Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards.

2000: Former Boyzone member Ronan Keating started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut release ‘Ronan’.

2001: Whitney Houston became one of the highest-paid musicians in the world after signing a new deal with Arista records, said to be worth more than $100m.

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