30th JULY

1954: Slim Whitman, Billy Walker, Sugarfoot Collins, Sonny Harvelle, Tinker Fry, Curly Harris and a young Elvis Presley, all appeared at the Hillbilly Hoedown, Overton Park Shell, in Memphis Tennessee.

1960: The Elvis Presley L.P. “Elvis is Back” sat at the top of the UK album chart.

1963: Bob Dylan records two songs for the WNEW TV program Songs of Freedom.

1963: The Rolling Stones appeared at The Ricky Tick Club, Windsor, Berkshire, England.

1966: The Beatles started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Yesterday…And Today’, the group’s 8th No.1 album.

1966: The Troggs started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Wild Thing’.

1968: The Beatles closed their Apple Boutique in London after seven months of business, giving away all the stock to passers by and Apple staff.

1969: The Beatles continued working on their forthcoming album Abbey Road, recording overdubs on ‘Come Together’, ‘Polythene Pam/She Came In Through the Bathroom Window’, ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’ and ‘Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight’.

1974: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played The Troubadour in Los Angeles, California on a double bill with Roger McGuinn from The Byrds.

1975: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “One of These Nights,” Eagles. The song was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and is the band’s second consecutive No. 1 hit.

1977: The Bee Gees younger brother Andy Gibb started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Just Wanna Be Your Everything’.

1985: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Shout,” Tears for Fears. The song is the second straight No. 1 song from the group’s “Songs from the Big Chair” album.

1987: David Bowie kicked of the North American leg of The Glass Spider Tour at the Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1988: Steve Winwood started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Roll With It’, a No.53 hit in the UK.

1994: Rage Against The Machine, Bjork, Blur, Manic Street Preachers, Del Amitri, Primal Scream, Crowded House, Oasis and Aimee Mann all appeared at this year’s two-day T In The Park festival in Scotland.

1995: R.E.M. Sleeper, The Cranberries and Radiohead all appeared at the National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England.

1998: Jamiroquai were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Deeper Underground’, the first single from the album Synkronized.

2003: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, The Guess Who, Justin Timberlake, The Flaming Lips, Sass Jordan and The Isley Brothers played a benefit concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2006: Top of the Pops airs for the last time on BBC, after 42 years of broadcasting performances by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Madonna, David Bowie, Robbie Williams and Shakira.

2006: Shakira feat Wyclef Jean started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hips Don’t Lie.’

2006: British gay magazine Attitude listed the ‘Top 10 Gay Albums’ of all time. No.1 was Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters, 2, Arrival – Abba, 3, Vauxhall and I – Morrissey.

2009: Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher won his long battle to be recognised as co-writer of the band’s hit ‘Whiter Shade of Pale.’

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