19th AUGUST

1954: 2,400 fans jam Hollywood Savoy Ballroom to see B.B. King, Johnny Otis and the Platters.

1964: The Rolling Stones played the second of six shows at the New Theatre Ballroom, Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

1964: The Beatles kicked off a North American tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California.

1967: The Beatles scored their 14th US No.1 single with ‘All You Need Is Love’.

1967: Pink Floyd debut on UK LP chart with ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’

1969: Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Jefferson Airplane all appeared on the ABC TV Dick Cavett Show from Television Center in New York City.

1971: Led Zeppelin kicked off a North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada.

1972: David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre in England on his current 182-date Ziggy Stardust world tour.

1974: The Three Degrees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘When Will I See You Again.’

1977: The Sex Pistols started an undercover UK tour as The Spots, (an acronym for Sex Pistols on tour secretly).

1978: The Commodores started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Three Times A Lady’.

1988: ‘Crazy’ by Patsy Cline, and Elvis Presley’s, ‘Hound Dog’ were announced as the most played jukebox songs of the first hundred years.

1996: James Brown appeared in Montauk, New York, as part of his Back at the Ranch tour.

1997: Fleetwood Mac’s reunion album “The Dance” is released.

1999: A TV ad featuring the late Linda McCartney urging a boycott of fishing was banned by the Advertising Clearance Centre in the UK.

1999: Lauryn Hill won New Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year at the US ‘Source Hip Hop Music Awards’ in Los Angeles.

2000: Reba McEntire makes her live performance debut in Brazil at the annual Barretos Rodeo.

2000: Richard Ashcroft, Paul Weller, James, Toploader, Barenaked Ladies, Moby, Beth Orton, Joe Strummer, Feeder, Dandy Warhols and Coldplay all appeared at this years V2000 festival in Staffordshire, England.

2003: Sting is named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Chart Toppers’s highest honor for creative achievement.

2005: A life-size bronze statue designed by Paul Daly of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin. Lynott who passed away in 1986 aged 36 had a string of hits including ‘Whiskey in the Jar’, ‘The Boys are Back in Town’, ‘Jailbreak’ and ‘Waiting for an Alibi’.

2007: Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The King.’ Can the lip still move?

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