27th AUGUST

1951: Amos Milburn hits #3 on the R&B charts with the Aladdin release of “Let’s Rock A While.”

1955: Fats Domino hits #1 on the R&B chart and #10 on the pop chart with “Ain’t That A Shame”, #1 on the R&B chart with “All By Myself” and #1 on the R&B chart with “Poor Me”. All three singles are released on Imperial records.

1964: The Honeycombs were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Have I The Right’, the group’s only UK No.1.

1966: The Beach Boys ‘God Only Knows’ peaked at No.2 on the UK singles chart.

1971: Pink Floyd finish recording their fifth album, Meddle.

1975: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Get Down Tonight,” KC and the Sunshine Band.

1977: The Commodores hit #4 with “Easy”.

1977: The Floaters were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Float On’.

1987: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “La Bamba,” Los Lobos. Ritchie Valens hit No. 22 with the song in 1959 just one day before he died in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

1988: ‘Monkey’ gave George Michael his eighth US No.1 single of the 1980s, a record only beaten by Michael Jackson.

1990: Grammy-winning blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, 35, is killed when a helicopter crashes into a hill in East Troy, Wis. The helicopter is returning the performer from a concert with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray. Three members of Clapton’s entourage are also killed.

1991: Seattle’s Pearl Jam – formerly known as Mookie Blakelock – release their blockbuster debut Ten. With its hits “Alive,” “Even Flow,” “Jeremy” and “Black,” the album sails to No. 2 in the Billboard 200 and alters the grunge template forever.

1992: John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles song ‘A Day In The Life’ from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sold in an auction at Sotheby’s London for $100,000.

1994: Boyz II Men started a 14 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’ll Make Love To You’, a No.5 hit in the UK.

1999: The Charlatans, Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring, Catatonia, Reef, The Chemical Brothers, The Divine Comedy, Pavement, Silverchair, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion all appeared at The Carling Reading three day festival, England.

2001: Five were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Let’s Dance’, the group’s final UK No.1.

2004: Green Day, The Darkness, The White Stripes, Morrissey, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, The Hives, 50 Cent, (50 Cent was booed off stage after being greeted by a rain of bottles thrown at him and his G-Unit crew as they came onstage). The Streets, The Vines, Soulwax, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, The Offspring, Ash, Placebo and Lostprophets all appeared at this years UK Carling Weekend in Reading and Leeds, England.

2013: Madonna was named the world’s top-earning celebrity over the past year. The 55-year-old made an estimated $125m (£80m) thanks to her MDNA tour, clothing and fragrance lines, according to Forbes.

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