26th AUGUST

1958: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Little Star,” the Elegants. It is the group’s only song to hit the Hot 100.

1962: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sheila,” Tommy Roe. When the song hits No. 3 in England, Roe tours there with the Beatles as a backup group.

1964: The Supremes enjoy their first No. 1 with “Where Did Our Love Go?”

1965: Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1.

1967: Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull joined up with The Beatles in Bangor North Wales to seek guidance from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1967: To reassure us that the world isn’t falling apart around our ears, the Jimi Hendrix Experience release the single “Purple Haze.”

1970: Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Taste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third Isle Of Wight Festival.

1973: 10cc made their live debut at the Palace Lido Isle of Man at the start of an UK tour.

1977: Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Golden Earing, Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, Hawkwind, Racing Cars, John Miles, Graham Parker, The Enid, No Dice and Frankie Miller’s Full House all appeared at the 17th three day Reading Festival, UK.

1978: Frankie Valli went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Barry Gibb song ‘Grease’.

1981: Ottawa City Council named ‘Paul Anka Day’ to celebrate his 25th anniversary in show-business.

1995: Blur scored their first UK No.1 single with ‘Country House’ and won a media battle with Oasis for the No.1 position.

1995: Seal went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Kiss From A Rose’, taken from the film ‘Batman Forever’ a No.4 hit in the UK.

2003: Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist in Rock history. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ry Cooder also made the top 10 list.

2005: Lil’ Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach.

2005: A plaque was unveiled by fellow Quarrymen John Duff Lowe and Colin Hantonat at the site where the band which was to become The Beatles made their first recordings.

2005: Green Day were named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards, they also won best live act.

2007: High School Musical 2 soundtrack album was at No.1 on the US chart. The Disney album stayed at No.1 for 4 weeks.

2007: After two years, the Rolling Stones played the final show on their A Bigger Bang World Tour at the O2 Arena in London, England.

2010: Former The Cure drummer Lol Tolhurst has reached out to frontman Robert Smith in a bid to rejoin the band, more than 20 years after he was fired.

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