20th AUGUST

1965: The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham and his partner Tony Calder launched Immediate records.

1969: The Beatles convene in the studio together for the last time as they wrap up recording “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”

1969: Frank Zappa disbands the Mothers of Invention following a short tour in Canada.

1973: Bruce Springsteen played the first of a seven night run at Oliver’s in Boston, Massachusetts playing two 60-minute sets each night.

1973: The Rolling Stones release their single “Angie.” The ballad becomes one of their biggest singles, going to No. 1.

1974: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “(You’re) Having My Baby,” Paul Anka with Odia Coates.

1977: The Brotherhood Of Man had the No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Angelo’, their second UK chart topper.

1977: The Emotions started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Best Of My Love’.

1980: John Lennon began recording his final album, ‘Double Fantasy’.

1983: Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

1988: Steve Winwood went to No.1 on the US album chart with his fifth solo album ‘Roll With It’.

1988: Iron Maiden, Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns N’ Roses and Helloween all appeared at this year’s ‘Monsters Of Rock’ Festival, Castle Donington, England.

1990: Aerosmith appeared at the Marquee Club London. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page joined the band on stage for a blues jam.

1991: Nirvana and Sonic Youth kicked off a joint European tour at Sir Henry’s Pub, Cork, Ireland.

1997: BBC TV aired the documentary ‘Oasis; Right Here Right Now’, with the group talking about their troublesome last year, plus performances of three new songs from the Manchester band.

1999: At the German Comet Awards, Britney Spears is named Best International Newcomer, while the Backstreet Boys receive an audience appreciation award.

2000: Janet Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Doesn’t Really Matter’.

2000: Spiller went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Groovejet’.

2003: Madame Tussauds in London opened an interactive Pop Idol display with a speaking waxwork of judge Simon Cowell.

2006: The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at Twickenham Stadium on their ‘A Bigger Bang’ world tour.

2006: Christina Aguilera went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Back To Basics’ the singers third UK release.

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