30th AUGUST

1949: Hank Williams went into Herzog Studio in Cincinnati to record ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’.

1962: The Beatles played at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, at lunchtime and at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester at night with Gerry & the Pacemakers.

1961: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Michael,” the Highwaymen.

1965: Bob Dylan releases his all-electric album Highway 61 Revisited and subsequently raises the bar for intelligent rock ‘n’ Rimbaud.

1965: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Help!” The Beatles. The song is released in the U.S. two weeks before the film “Help!” opens in New York.

1969: One hit wonders Zager and Evans started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘In The Year 2525.’

1969: The three day Texas Pop Festival took place featuring Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Sam & Dave, Santana, Johnny Winter, Grand Funk Railroad, Delaney & Bonnie, Nazz, Spirit, BB King, Canned Heat and Chicago.

1970: The Isle of Wight Pop Festival is held in England, and features Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, the Who, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Free, the Moody Blues, and others.

1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono played Madison Square Gardens to raise money for the One to One charity.

1975: KC and the Sunshine Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with, ‘Get Down Tonight’, the group’s first of five No.1’s peaked at No.21 in the UK.

1975: Rod Stewart had his fifth UK No.1 album when ‘Atlantic Crossing’ started a five-week run at the top of the charts.

1980: Gary Numan hits #6 in UK with “I Die, You Die”.

1986: Steve Winwood went to No.1 on the US singles chart with, ‘Higher Love’, a No.13 hit in the UK.

1992: Reading Festival, England has seen Suede, Ride, Pavement, Public Enemy, Manic Street Preachers. Nirvana played what was to become their last UK concert, and one of their most famous.

1994: Oasis performed a selection of new songs at London’s Virgin Mega store Marble Arch.

1995: Carly Simon and James Taylor performed live together in front of 10,000 fans on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

1997: The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Mase went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’, a No.6 hit in the UK.

2003: Blu Cantrell feat Sean Paul were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Breath’, Beyonce was at No.1 on the US charts with ‘Crazy In Love’ and R. Kelly had the Australian No.1 single with ‘Ignition (Remix).’

2004: Winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music awards included, Usher for Best Male Video for ‘Yeah’, Best Video went to Outkast for ‘Hay Ya’, Best Group Video No Doubt for ‘It’s My Life’ and Best Rock Video went to Jet for ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl.’

2011: Chickenfoot, featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani, frontman Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and world renowned drummer Chad Smith, have confirmed multiple UK release dates and formats for their highly anticipated second album Chickenfoot III, the follow-up to 2009’s award-winning eponymous debut album.

2013: A 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh who wrote a song for his late wife made the US iTunes top 10, alongside Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

2013: A signed copy of John Lennon’s whimsical 1964 book ‘In His Own Write’ sold for more than $5,600 after a flurry of 47 bids on eBay.

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