12th AUGUST

1877: The first sound recording is made. Inventor Thomas Alva Edison records “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

1960: Pete Best auditioned to become The Silver Beatles’ drummer and was asked to travel to Hamburg in Germany for the bands next set of dates.

1964: The Beatles first film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ opened in 500 American cinemas to rave reviews.

1966: The Beatles performed two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois.

1967: Bobbie Gentry’s great “Ode to Billie Joe” enters the top 40. It goes on to become her only No. 1.

1967: On American Bandstand, Diana Ross and the real Supremes perform “Reflections.”

1968: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time when they rehearsed at a studio in Gerrard Street in London’s West End.

1969: The supergroup Blind Faith make their U.S. live debut at Madison Square Garden.

1972: Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘School’s Out’. The singers only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart.

1973: The Eagles, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young and the Santa Monica Flyers all appeared at the Corral Club in Topanga, California.

1977: Henri Padovani guitarist with The Police quit the group after nine months leaving them a trio.

1978: The Commodores started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Three Times A Lady’, also No.1 in the UK and becoming Motown’s biggest British selling single.

1981: Bob Dylan’s long-delayed Shot of Love album is finally released.

1984: As The Olympic Games came to a close, Lionel Richie performed, ‘All Night Long’ live from Los Angeles to an estimated television audience of 2.6 billion people around the world.

1986: Prince started a run of five nights at Wembley Arena, London, his first UK shows for five years.

1989: The two day Moscow Music Peace Festival was held at The Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

1991: Bryan Adams started the fourth of sixteen weeks at No.1 on the UK single chart with ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It For You’.

1996: Alanis Morissette appeared at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, New York with Radiohead as support.

2001: Atomic Kitten went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release ‘Right Now’.

2006: Founding member of Destiny’s Child, LeToya was No.1 on the US album chart with her debut solo album ‘LeToya.’

2007: UK singer, songwriter Kate Nash went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album ‘Made Of Bricks.’

2012: The three-hour show of London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony featured some of the biggest names of British music from decades past, including the Spice Girls, George Michael, The Who, Take That, Muse, Jessie J, Emeli Sande, Elbow, Madness, The Pet Shop Boys, One Direction,Ray Davies, Liam Gallagher, and Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen.

2012: Hey Jude Cover band plays at Dimitris for the first time.

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