22nd AUGUST

1906: Victor Talking Machine Company markets first gramophone with inbuilt speaker.

1956: Elvis Presley began working on his first movie, Love Me Tender. In the drama that was set during and just after the Civil War, Elvis played Clint Reno, the youngest of four brothers.

1960: Jackie Wilson hits #15 on pop and #1 on R&B with “A Woman, A Lover, A Friend”.

1962: The first TV appearance of The Beatles was recorded by Manchester based Granada TV, who filmed a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963: Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bad To Me.’

1964: The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ the girl group’s first No.1.

1964: Martha & the Vandellas release their single “Dancing in the Street.” It becomes their biggest hit, peaking at No. 2.

1964: On today’s chart, the Beatles are at No. 19 with “Ain’t She Sweet.”

1965: The Beatles, on tour in North America, performed two shows at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon.

1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the BBC TV Simon Dee show.

1969: The Beatles met at John Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park home in England for their final ever photo session.

1970: Bread went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Make It With You’, the group’s only No.1 hit, which was a No.5 in the UK.

1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album ‘Cosmo’s Factory’.

1978: Sex Pistol Sid Vicious made his last live stage appearance when he appeared with Rat Scabies from The Damned, former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Nancy Spungen at London’s Electric Ballroom.

1979: In Through the Out Door was released in the US, Led Zeppelin’s last album while all four members were alive.

1985: Bob Dylan films his video to “When the Night Comes Falling” in a Hollywood gymnasium.

1987: Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Who’s That Girl’, her sixth US No.1 and also a No.1 in the UK.

1992: Genesis : We Can’t Dance : UK LP is no. 1 chart topper.

1999: Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell scored her first UK No.1 solo single with ‘Mi Chico Latino’ the second single from her debut solo album Schizophonic.

2003: Kjell Henning Bjoernestad a Norwegian Elvis Presley impersonator set a world record by singing the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s hits non-stop for over 26 hours.

2004, Natasha Bedingfield started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘These Words.’

2005: 50 Cent was suing a US car dealer for allegedly using his name in an advert without permission.

2008: PR reports: Metallica have just released the first single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic.

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