10th AUGUST

1961: Helen Shapiro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Don’t Know’.

1963: 13 year-old Little Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Fingertips part II’, making him the youngest singer to top the charts.

1963: Acker Bilk, Chris Barber, Ronnie Ross, Cyril Davies, Long John Baldry and The Rolling Stones all appeared at the third Richmond Jazz Festival held over two days in Richmond, England.

1964: The Beatles had four singles re-released in the US: ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’, ‘Please, Please Me’, ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘Twist And Shout.’

1966: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Summer in the City,” The Lovin’ Spoonful.

1968: Tom Jones went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Delilah’.

1969: During a North American tour, Led Zeppelin appeared at the San Diego Sports Arena.

1970: Elvis Presley played the first night of a four-week engagement, playing 2 shows most nights at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1970: Simon and Garfunkels album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ was at No.1 on the UK album chart.

1974: John Denver went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Back Home Again’.

1974: Roberta Flack went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’, the singers third US No.1.

1976: Elton John played the first of ten sold out nights at Madison Sq. Gardens in New York City.

1982: During a North American tour Queen appeared at the Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut.

1982: Appearing on Late Night With David Letterman are Frank Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa. The two quickly recite “Valley Girl.”

1985: Canadian singer, guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first US No.1 album with ‘Reckless.’

1985: ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart.

1986: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Papa Don’t Preach,” Madonna.

1991: Luciano Pavarotti scored his third UK No.1 album with ‘The Essential Pavarotti II’.

1999: It is announced that Oasis founding member Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs has decided to leave the band.

2001: Cyndi Thomson makes her Grand Ole Opry debut. The country newcomer performs acoustic versions of her hit, “What I Really Meant To Say,” and “I Always Liked That Best,” both from her debut album, “My World.”

 

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