07th SEPTEMBER

1959: Craig Douglas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Sam Cooke hit ‘Only Sixteen’.

1959: Some 15,000 people crowd the Michigan State Fair to see Dick Clark’s latest package tour, which features Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, the Coasters, Lou Rawls, and Bobby Rydell.

1963: The Beatles go to No. 1 in England with “She Loves You.”

1963: The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio program ‘Saturday Club’, at the Playhouse Theatre in London.

1968: The Doors played the first of two nights at The Roundhouse, London, playing 2 shows a night on their first UK visit.

1968: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin at Teen Club Box 45 in Gladsaxe in Denmark.

1971: David Bowie started recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, for what would become the concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.

1974: The 101ers made their performing debut at the Telegraph pub in Brixton.

1975: The Guess Who say good-bye – at least for this decade – with a final show in Montreal.

1976: Abba were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s fourth UK No.1 single and their only US No.1 chart topper.

1985: David Bowie and Mick Jagger were at No.1 on the UK singes chart with their version of the Martha Reeves and The Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’

1985: John Parr started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘St Elmo’s Fire’, taken from the film of the same name a No.6 hit in the UK.

1986: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Take My Breath Away,” Berlin. The song, which is featured in the film “Top Gun,” wins an Oscar as best original song.

1996: Michael Jackson played the first date on the HIStory World Tour, his third solo world concert tour, at Letna Park, Prague in the Czech Republic.

1997: Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Dance’. The album went on sell over 5 million copies in the US alone.

2001: Michael Jackson was reunited onstage with the Jackson Five at his 30th Anniversary Celebration in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

2002: The Frankie Miller tribute concert was held at Barrowlands in Glasgow, Scotland with all profits going to the Drake Music Project.

2003: Black Eyed Peas started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Where Is The Love.’

2005: Mariah Carey wins best solo single and album for The Emancipation of Mimi at the Lady of Soul awards, which also honors Aretha Franklin for career achievement.

2007: A new study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as the rest of us.

2010: Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted the greatest ‘lighter in the air song of all time’ by lighter company Zippo.

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