08th AUGUST

1960: 16-year old Brian Hyland went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ it made No.8 in the UK.

1960: Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” enters the top 40. Fueled by the dance craze, the song will later go to No. 1.

1963: The Searchers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, the group’s first of three UK No.1’s.

1963: The Oregon band the Kingsmen release “Louie Louie.”

1964: The single by The Young World Singers called ‘Ringo For President’ was released in the US.

1964: Bob Dylan releases his album Another Side of Bob Dylan.

1966: Jackie Wilson records “Whispers (Getting Louder),” which later goes to No. 11.

1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the last night of a five night run at the Salvation Club in New York City.

1969: The photo session for the cover of The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios.

1976: Epic Records releases Boston’s self-titled first album. The album becomes the fastest-selling debut ever.

1981: MTV broadcast its first stereo concert with REO Speedwagon who performed in Denver, Colorado, having just released the album Hi Infidelity and the hit singles, ‘Keep On Loving You,’ ‘Take It On the Run’ and ‘Don’t Let Him Go.’

1986: Bob Dylan releases Knocked Out Loaded.

1987: U2 scored their second US No.1 single from their ‘Joshua Tree’ album with ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’.

1991: On A Friday, (later to become known as Radiohead) appeared at The Jericho Tavern, Oxford, England.

1992: Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Used To Be My Playground’.

1992: Snap started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rhythm Is A Dancer’ the dance group’s second and last No.1 was also a Top 5 US hit.

1996: Kiss appeared at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio on their 192 date Alive World Tour.

1998: The Spice Girls had the UK No.1 single with ‘Viva Forever’, their 7th UK chart topper.

2006: ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, ‘Promiscuous’ by Nelly Furtado & Timbaland was at No.1 on the US chart.

2007: Demi Lovato was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Here We Go Again, the American singers second album.

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