07th AUGUST

1954: Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Memphis.

1954: Elvis Presley appeared at the Eagles Nest in Memphis Tennessee, (the first of 12 shows at the venue in this year).

1957: The Quarry Men played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, (without Paul McCartney who was away at Boy Scout summer camp).

1960: Ike and Tina Turner make their top 40 debut with their single “A Fool in Love.”

1964: The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Scott, Tuby Hayes, Manfred Mann, Yardbirds and Mose Allison all appeared at the fourth Richmond Jazz Festival held over three days in Richmond, UK.

1965: Herman’s Hermits went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’m Henry VIII I Am’. The single was only released in the US.

1970: The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held in Leoni, Michigan. Over 200,000 fans attended the three day festival.

1971: The Bee Gees started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’. It was the group’s tenth US hit and first No.1.

1971: At Los Angeles’ Pauley Pavilion, Frank Zappa & the Mothers play the gig that becomes their album Just Another Band from L.A.

1976: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” & Kiki Dee. The song is the first on which John sings to hit No. 1 on the British charts.

1976: Elton John and Kiki Dee were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, giving Elton his sixth US No.1.

1976: UK music weekly Melody Maker gave The Sex Pistols their first front cover.

1982: Dexy’s Midnight Runners were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Come On Eileen’ their second and last No.1. It was the Best-selling single of 1982 and the song won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards.

1982: Fleetwood Mac started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Mirage’. The bands third US No.1.

1982:’Kids From Fame’ by The Kids From Fame started an eight week run at No.1 on the UK album chart.

1986: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Glory of Love,” Peter Cetera. Cetera was a member of the group Chicago until 1982.

1997: Garth Brooks played to the largest crowd ever in New York’s Central Park.

2003: The Osmonds received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2003: Alana Davis leaves her record label Elektra. Her cover of Ani DiFranco’s “32 Flavors” went to No. 17 in the Adult Top 40 chart in 1998.

2005: James Blunt was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You’re Beautiful’, Mariah Carey was at No.1 on the US charts with ‘We Belong Together’ and Axel F had ‘Crazy Frog’ at No.1 on the Australian singles charts.

2008: Elvis Presley’s peacock jumpsuit, was sold at auction for $300,000, making it the most expensive piece of Elvis memorabilia ever sold at an auction.

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