21st SEPTEMBER

1961: The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963: Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” hits #1 on the US singles chart for the first of three weeks.

1968: Deep Purple made No.4 on the US singles chart with their debut single ‘Hush’.

1968: Jeannie C Riley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Harper Valley PTA’.

1970: Freda Payne was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Band Of Gold’.

1971: The first edition of the new BBC TV music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was aired.

1974: Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” hits #1, where it will stay for one week.

1974: Carl Douglas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Kung Fu Fighting.’ The song was recorded in 10 minutes, had started out as a B-side and went on to sell over 10 million.

1981: Adam And The Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their second No.1 ‘Prince Charming’.

1985: Madonna scored her first UK No.1 album with ‘Like A Virgin’.

1985: With the help Of heavy MTV exposure ‘Money For Nothing’ gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single.

2006: Pastorius was voted “The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived” by readers of Bass Guitar magazine.

1992: Parlophone Records released ‘Creep’ by Radiohead as their debut single.

1996: The Fugees scored their second UK No.1 single with ‘Ready Or Not’.

2000: Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada’s annual music video competition.

2000: Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks reform as Genesis for a one-off performance at the London Hilton during the British Music Roll of Honour gala, organized by the Music Managers Forum.

2002: Pink went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Just Like A Pill’.

2011: A contract revealing that The Beatles refused to perform on August 31st, 1965, sold for $23,033 at an auction in Los Angeles.

2012: No Doubt release the album Push and Shove, their first release in 11 years.

 

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