24th AUGUST

1943: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “In the Blue of the Evening,” Tommy Dorsey Orchestra/Frank Sinatra.

1956: Elvis Presley records “We’re Gonna Move” and “Love Me Tender” at 20th Century Fox Studios in Hollywood.

1957: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Tammy,” Debbie Reynolds. The song is featured in the film “Tammy and the Bachelor” and is nominated for an Academy Award.

1963: As “Fingertips, Part 2″ tops the charts, Stevie Wonder becomes the first artist to be at No. 1 on the pop singles chart while having an album (The Twelve-Year-Old Genius) also at No. 1.

1966: The Doors started recording their first album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

1967: 17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth.

1968: The Jeff Beck Group, featuring Rod Stewart on lead vocals, releases its debut album, ‘Truth.’ It fails to chart in the U.K. but reaches #15 in the U.S.

1968: The Incredible String Band, Traffic, Bonzo Dog Band, Family, Fairport Convention, Blossom Toes, Pretty things, Deviants, Blonde On Blonde and Free all appeared over two nights at The Roundhouse in London.

1973: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Brother Louie,” Stories.

1974: Paul Anka with Odia Coates started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘(You’re Having My Baby’, Anka’s 24th US top 40 hit.

1975: Queen started recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Rockfield studio’s in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks).

1977: Singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

1980: Iron Maiden Whitesnake, Def Leppard, UFO, Gillan, Pat Travers Band and Rory Gallagher all appeared at the 20th National Rock Festival Reading Rock 80, UK.

1985: Huey Lewis and the News started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Power Of Love’.

1989: The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.

1991: Lenny Kravitz was at No.2 in the US singles chart with ‘It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over’, held off the No.1 position by Bryan Adams ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It for You’.

1996: ‘Missing’ by UK duo Everything But The Girl broke the all-time US chart stay record previously held by The Four Seasons’.

2001: Travis, Eminem, Eels, Green Day, Marilyn Manson, Supergrass, PJ Harvey, Manic Street Preachers, Weezer, Iggy Pop, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Cult, Frank Black, The Strokes, Supergrass, Ash, Stephen Malkmus and Mercury Rev all appeared at this years Carling Weekend Reading / Leeds festival.

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