17th AUGUST

1955: Elvis Presley released his first number 1 hit, ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget / Mystery Train’.

1960: The Beatles began their first Hamburg engagement at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany, playing the first of 48 nights at the Club.

1963: Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, Gus Travis And The Raincoats and Johnny Sandon And The Remo 4 all appeared at the Royal Lido, Prestatyn, Wales, in a Merseybeat package show.

1966: During a North American tour The Beatles played two shows at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.

1968: The Doors started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Waiting For The Sun’.

1968: The Rascals (formally the Young Rascals), started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘People Got To Be Free’.

1969: The final day of the 3 day Woodstock festival took place at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York.

1974: Eric Clapton started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’, a No.3 hit in the UK.

1975: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Fallin’ in Love,” Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds.

1970: Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac on keyboards. Person Christine McVie Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts

1987: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Who’s That Girl,” Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna’s third film.

1991: Nirvana shot the video for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at GMT Studios in Culver City, California, costing less than $50,000 to make, the shoot features real Nirvana fans as the audience. The video won Nirvana the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Group awards at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, and in 2000 the Guinness World Records named ‘Teen Spirit’ the Most Played Video on MTV Europe.

1999: Led Zeppelin topped a chart of Britain’s most bootlegged musicians, compiled by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), after identifying 384 bootleg titles featuring Led Zeppelin performances.

2002: Darius was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Colourblind’.

2002: Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland held the No.1 position on the US singles chart with ‘Dilemma’.

2003: Eva Cassidy started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘American Tune’ the singers third UK No.1 album.

2008: Irish band The Script started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their self-titled debut album.

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