23rd AUGUST

1956: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog,” Elvis Presley.

1962: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Loco-Motion,” Little Eva.

1962: John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Liverpool’s Mount Pleasant register office.

1963: The Rolling Stones appeared on UK TV show Ready, Steady, Go! for the first time, performing their debut single ‘Come On.’

1964: During a North American tour, The Beatles appeared at The Hollywood Bowl, California.

1966: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the double a sided ‘Yellow Submarine – Eleanor Rigby’.

1966: In Chicago, Big Brother & the Holding Company sign to Mainstream Records in return for airfare back to San Francisco.

1966: On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York.

1967: Joni Mitchell played her first ever UK show when she opened for The Piccadilly Line at The Marquee Club in London.

1968: During a North American tour The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at Singer Bowl, Flushing Meadow Park, New York.

1969: Johnny Cash started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Johnny Cash At San Quentin’.

1969: The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Honky Tonk Women’ the group’s fifth US No.1.

1969: Ibex, featuring vocalist Freddie Bulsara (later Freddie Mercury), played a gig at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Lancashire, UK.

1970: Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club ‘Max’s Kansas City’.

1971: Pink Floyd begin their final sessions for this year’s Meddle album.

1971: Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart ‘I’m Still Waiting’, the singers first solo UK No.1.

1980: David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second UK No.1.

1980: The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Pretenders, Rockpile and The Rumour.

1986: Jamaican singer Boris Gardiner started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Want to Wake Up with You’.

1986: Sigue Sigue Sputnik came up with an idea to sell advertising space between the tracks on their forthcoming new album.

1991: Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, Pop Will Eat Itself, Dinosaur Jr, Chapterhouse, Nirvana, Silverfish, Babes in Toyland, James, The Fall, De La Soul, Blur, Teenage Fanclub, Flowered Up, The Fat Lady Sings, Kingmaker, Mercury Rev, Sisters of Mercy and Neds Atomic Dustbin all appeared at this year’s three day Reading Festival in UK.

2008: Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna’s first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.

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