14th SEPTEMBER

1955: Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording.

1960: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Twist,” Chubby Checker. The song is the only one to go to No. 1 in two separate runs.

1964: It’s announced that Beatles manager Brian Epstein will record his own album, reading from his book A Cellarful of Noise.

1967: Filming continued for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ in South West England.

1968: The Archies premieres on CBS. Producer Don Kirshner later succeeds on sending the Archies’ single “Sugar Sugar” to No. 1. Not bad for a group that was a cartoon.

1968: The first episode of the comic strip ‘The Archies’ was aired on US TV. The recording group had contributions from Ron Dante, Andy Kim, Jeff Barry and others.

1970: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Diana Ross. The song is the first solo effort by the singer to reach No. 1.

1971: During a US tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Berkley Community Theatre, Berkley, California.

1974: Eric Clapton scored a US No.1 with his version of the Bob Marley song ‘I Shot The Sheriff’.

1974: People ask “How many more years to punk rock?” as Eric Clapton’s “I Shot the Sheriff” goes to No.1.

1974: Stevie Wonder started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Fulfillingness First Finale’ his second US No.1.

1978: The Grateful Dead play a concert at the foot of Egypt’s Great Pyramid.

1979: Kenny Rogers receives a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1979: The film Quadrophenia was released. Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.

1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

1984: The first MTV Awards ceremonies are held at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, co-hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler.

1984: David Bowie won Video of the year for ‘China Girl’ at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appearing on Pop’s album The Idiot released in 1977.

1989: Cuban bandleader and composer Perez Prado died of a stroke in Mexico City. Had the US & UK 1955 No.1 single ‘Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White’.

1994: US singer Steve Earle was sentenced to 1 year in jail after being found guilty of possession of crack cocaine.

1995: The lyrics to The Beatles song ‘Getting Better’ hand-written by Paul McCartney sold for £161,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in London.

1996: Peter Andre scored his first UK No.1 single when ‘Flava’ went to the top for one week.

1997: Over 2000 fans watched Pete Townshend unveil a English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair London, to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived in 1968-69. Hendrix was the first pop star to be awarded with the plaque.

2003: Britney Spears performs a surprise show at Las Vegas’ Palms hotel/casino, singing three songs from a forthcoming album.

2005: Kanye West tops the U.S. album chart with Late Registration. The highest new entry is the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang, in at No. 3.

2005: The newly refurbished Grateful Dead’s original tour bus went on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois.

2008: Kings Of Leon started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sex On Fire’ taken from the band’s fourth studio album Only by the Night.

2008: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson was one of the pilots who flew specially chartered flights after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the US, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain’s third-largest tour operator went into administration.

2008: Metallica started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their ninth album ‘Death Magnetic’.

2014: A life-size bronze statue of singer Amy Winehouse was unveiled in Camden, north London.

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