24th JULY

1945: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe,” Johnny Mercer.

1964: Bob Dylan performs at the Newport Folk Festival, showing off his new originals-only singer/songwriter image rather than the Dustbowl Orphan of yore.

1965: The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song ‘Mr Tambourine Man’.

1967: The Elvis Presley movie “Double Trouble” premieres. Released alongside the CD.

1969: Paul McCartney recorded a demo of his new song ‘Come and Get It’ at Abbey Road studios in London.

1971: Paul Revere and the Raiders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Indian Reservation’.

1972: The No. 1 record in the U.K. is T. Rex’s “Get It On.”

1974: George McCrae was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rock Your Baby’. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band.

1976: The Manhattans started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Kiss And Say Goodbye’, the group’s only US No.1, it made No.4 in the UK.

1976: Elton John scored his first UK number 1 single with ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ a duet with Kiki Dee.

1977: Donna Summer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder produced ‘I Feel Love’.

1978: The Robert Stigwood film ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, was released, featuring The Bee Gees and Peter Frampton.

1982: Survivor started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’.

1988: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Roll with It,” Steve Winwood.

1993: U2 started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Zooropa’ the Irish bands fourth US No.1. Zooropa won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1994.

1993: UB40 started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love.

2000: Ronan Keating was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Life Is A Rollercoaster’, the Irish singers 2nd UK No.1.

2003: The film Masked and Anonymous, starring Bob Dylan as an enigmatic rock performer, opens in New York. Sounds like a stretch.

2007: Beyonce tripped down twelve stairs while performing “Ring the Alarm” on tour in Orlando, Florida.

2008: Rapper 50 Cent was suing Taco Bell claiming the US fast food chain used his name and image without permission in an advertising campaign.

2011: Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant joined three local musicians at a fundraising charity show in Monmouth Wales, where tickets cost £3.

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