21st AUGUST

1961: Elvis Presley started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Something For Everybody’ his sixth US No.1 album.

1961: Patsy Cline recorded the classic Willie Nelson song, ‘Crazy’.

1964: Ever since the Beatles expressed a love of jellybeans, their concerts have featured plenty of offerings from the fans.

1965: The Rolling Stones started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Out Of Our Heads’ the group’s first US No.1 album.

1965: Big day in singles releases if you’re a manic depressive hippie. You can be miserable to Barry McGuire’s “Eve of Destruction,” then get happy to the Lovin’ Spoonful’s debut single, “Do You Believe in Magic?” McGuire’s only hit eventually tops the chart.

1965: No. 1 on the albums chart are the Rolling Stones with Out of Our Heads.

1966: Jerry Lee Lewis signs to play Iago in the London stage production of the rock opera “Catch My Soul.”

1967: Bob Dylan re-signs with Columbia upon the expiration of his initial five-year contract.

1967: The Doors started recording their second album at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, California.

1968: Tommy James and The Shondells returned to the UK No.1 position for the second time with the single ‘Mony Mony’.

1969: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Honky Tonk Women,” The Rolling Stones.

1971: The Who hit US chart with ‘Who’s Next’ LP.

1971: Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come, Hawkwind, Duster Bennett, Brewers Droop, Indian Summer, Graphite, (and second from the bottom on the bill) Queen all appeared at the Tregye Festival Truro, Cornwall, England.

1973: The Doobie Brothers achieved gold status for the first time in 1973. Their second album, Toulouse Street, did the trick with the help of the tracks “Listen to the Music,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Jesus is Just Alright.”

1973: Doobie Brothers ‘Toulouse Street’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’ by Allman Brothers win gold discs.

1976: The Rolling Stones, 10CC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia and Hot Tuna all appeared at The Knebworth Festival, Hertfordshire, England.

1979: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “My Sharona,” The Knack. Chart Toppers ranks the song the No. 1 single of the year.

1994: Bob Dylan plays his 600th concert on the so-called Neverending Tour in Columbus, Ohio.

1997: Oasis’ third album ‘Be Here Now’, became one of the fastest selling albums ever, shifting over 350,000 units on the first day of release.

2005: James Blunt’s five-week run at the top of the U.K. singles chart with “You’re Beautiful” ends when boy band McFly places at No. 1 with “I’ll Be OK.”

2005: The Rolling Stones kick off their Bigger Bang world tour in Boston.

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