19th SEPTEMBER

1819: John Keats wrote “Ode to Autumn.”

1955: Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the “Producer’s Showcase” presentation of “Our Town” on NBC-TV.

1960: Former chicken plucker Chubby Checker went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Twist’.

1960: Hank Ballard and The Midnighters had the honor of being the first group to have three songs in the US Top 100 at the same time. ‘Finger Poppin’ Time,’ ‘Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go’ and ‘The Twist’.

1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only UK No.1 single with ‘Bad Moon Rising’ a US No.2 hit.

1970: The first UK Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Marc Bolan, Ian Anderson, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, Amazing Blondel and Sam Apple Pie.

1970: Diana Ross started a 3 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’.

1979: The No Nukes concert was held at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1981: Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York’s Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attend the show.

1981: The Rolling Stones album ‘Tattoo You’ started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US chart, the band’s ninth US No.1.

1990: Kylie Minogue’s ‘Better The Devil You Know’ gave producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman their 100th UK chart entry.

1990: Eddie Vedder is selected as the lead vocalist of what will become Pearl Jam after Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready hear his demo tape where he added vocals to three instrumental tracks the band had recorded.

1992: The Shamen started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebeneezer Goode’.

1992: Radiohead filmed the video for their new single ‘Creep’ during a show at the Venue, in Oxford, England.

1993: Pearl Jam released their second studio album Vs. The album set the record for the most copies of an album sold in its first week at that time.

1997: The VH1 show Storytellers airs live for the first time with an episode featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans.

1998: Robbie Williams scored his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Millennium’, taken from his from his second album, I’ve Been Expecting You.

2005: Research published by Guinness World Records showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles than any other band in UK chart history. The band had scored 61 chart successes, dating from ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ in 1968 to ‘You’ll Come Around’ in 2004.

2012: The Dave Matthews Band sees their album Away From the World debut at #1 on the Billboard albums chart.

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