28th JULY

1954: The first press interview with 19-year-old Elvis Presley was published in the ‘Memphis Press- Scimitar’.

1956: Gene Vincent made his first appearance on national TV in the US on The Perry Como Show.

1960: Cliff Richard and the Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Please Don’t Tease’, the singers third UK No.1.

1960: Roy Orbison entered the UK chart with ‘Only The Lonely’, which went on to give Roy his first of 3 UK chart toppers.

1964: On their second visit to Sweden, The Beatles played two shows at an ice hockey arena, the Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm.

1966: Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards song ‘Out Of Time’.

1970: Ned Kelly, starring Mick Jagger as the behelmeted highwayman, opens in Australia.

1973: A crowd of 600,000 gathers for a rock festival at Watkins Glen Raceway, N.Y., to hear the Grateful Dead, the Band and the Allman Brothers Band.

1975: Bob Dylan plays his first session for the Desire album. On “Romance in Durango,” he’s joined by Eric Clapton on dobro, while Emmylou Harris plays steel guitar on “Abandoned Love.”

1979: The World Series of Rock is held at Cleveland Stadium, with Journey, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.

1979: ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ gave The Boomtown Rats their second UK No.1 single.

1980: The Police, U2 and Squeeze all appeared at the Dalymount Festival in Dublin, Ireland.

1990: Elton John started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Sleeping With The Past’, his fifth No.1 album.

1990: Partners In Kryme started a four-week run at No.1 with ‘Turtle Power’ the first rap chart topper in the UK.

1998: It is announced that after 12 years and six albums, the members of Columbia Records act Toad The Wet Sprocket will go their own ways.

1999: Eddie Vedder joins Pete Townshend onstage at New York’s Supper Club to rip through “Magic Bus” and “Better Man.”

2000: Five and Queen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘We Will Rock You’, the classic Queen song.

2003: The wine Sir Cliff Richard made from his Algarve estate started a UK supermarket battle.

2004: The second highest new entry in U.S. album charts is Van Halen’s new hits collection The Best of Both Worlds, which lands at No. 3.

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