28th AUGUST

1955: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” .

1961: Motown group the Marvelettes release “Please Mr. Postman.” The single peaks at No. 1.

1961: Joe Dowell went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of ‘Wooden Heart’.

1961: Tamla Records released the Marvelettes first single, ‘Please Mr. Postman’. The song went on to sell over a million copies and become the group’s biggest hit, reaching the top of both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts.

1964: After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel.

1965: The Beach Boys ‘California Girls’ was at No.3 on the US singles chart, the single peaked at No.26 in the UK.

1965: The Rolling Stones announced that Allen Klein, who they had met three days earlier, would co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham.

1965: Bob Dylan played the first night of a 40 date North American tour at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York City.

1966: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan. Release of the song is held up for seven months because of legal problems.

1966: Nearing the end of their final tour of America, The Beatles performed one show at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, before a crowd of 45,000.

1968: Simon and Garfunkel started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Bookends’.

1968: The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do It Again’, the group’s second and final UK No.1.

1968: Working at Trident Studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Dear Prudence’.

1968: Tammy Wynette recorded ‘Stand By Your Man’ at Epic studios after an idea that came from producer, Billy Sherrill.

1972: Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘School’s Out’.

1982: The greatest Australian band ever – Men at Work, of course – see their debut album, Business as Usual, enter the American albums chart.

1984: The Jacksons’ Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales after they surpassed the 1.1 million mark in two months.

1988: Kylie Minogue set a new UK record when her debut album ‘Kylie’ became the biggest selling album by a female artist in Britain with sales of almost two million.

1993: Billy Joel started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘River Of Dreams.’

1993: German-based multi-national dance act Culture Beat started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK singles chart with ‘Mr Vain’.

1995: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Are Not Alone,” Michael Jackson.

2005: Green Day cleaned up at this years MTV awards held in Miami winning seven awards including, Video of the Year for ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ and the Viewer’s Choice Award.

2005: Art Garfunkel was charged by police for possession after a marijuana cigarette was allegedly found in the ashtray of his car. Garfunkel had pleaded guilty the previous year to possession of marijuana in upstate New York.

2005: Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ their 8th No.1 single taken from their 6th album Don’t Believe the Truth.

2006: In a poll, the British public overwhelmingly selects the Beatles’ legendary 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as the favorite No. 1 album of all time.

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