14th AUGUST

1965: Sonny & Cher started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’.

1965: The Beatles taped an appearance for CBS-TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show at Studio 50, New York City.

1965: The Beatles’ song ‘Help!’ tops the English albums chart.

1966: Little Anthony & The Imperials, (Steve Van Zandt’s band), The Shadows and The Castiles all appeared at the Surf ‘n See Club in Seabright New Jersey.

1966: The Beatles appeared at Cleaveland stadium, Ohio, the first concert to be held at the stadium.

1966: Little Anthony & The Imperials, (Steve Van Zandt’s band), The Shadows and The Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals) all appeared at the Surf ‘n See Club in Seabright New Jersey.

1968: ‘Fire’ by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown was at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1970: The first day of the three day UK Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin.

1971: Rod Stewart releases “Maggie May.” It becomes his breakthrough single in the U.S., going to No. 1.

1976: The legendary English label Stiff releases its first record, Nick Lowe’s “So It Goes” single.

1976: Nick Lowe’s debut solo single, “So It Goes,” is released.

1985: Michael Jackson won a bid over Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney to secure the ATV Music Publishing catalogue.

1990: Mambo king Tito Puente receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1993: Freddie Mercury had his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Living On My Own’.

1994: On the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival, Santana performs at Woodstock II.

1995: Foo Fighters made their network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman when they performed their new single ‘This Is A Call’.

1999: The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform with local Russian artists during a free music festival in Moscow’s Red Square.

1999: Chemical Brothers (featuring vocals by Noel Gallagher of Oasis) hits #9 in the UK with “Let Forever Be”.

1999: Ronan Keating had the UK No.1 single with ‘When You Say Nothing At All’. The debut solo single from the Boyzone lead singer.

2004: The Strokes play the first Little Steven’s International Underground Garage Festival in New York.

2005: James Blunt topped both the UK singles chart (with ‘You’re Beautiful’), and album charts (‘Back to Bedlam’), for a fifth week in a row, a feat last achieved by Celine Dion.

2005: Faith Hill was at No.1 on the US chart with ‘Fireflies’, Hill’s third consecutive album to debut at number 1 on both the country and Billboard album charts.

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