31st JANUARY

1953: Perry Como was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes’. 1957: Decca Records announced that Bill Haley & His Comets, ‘Rock Around More »

30th JANUARY

1956: Elvis Presley started recording what would be his first album at RCA’s New York Studios. Songs recorded included his version the Carl Perkins song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. 1958: On the first More »

29th JANUARY

1942: BBC radio aired a new program ‘Desert Island Discs’ presented by Roy Plomley, which went on to become the longest running UK radio show. 1944: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: More »

28th JANUARY

1956: Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), made his first National Television appearance on the Dorsey brother’s “Stage Show”. 1963: Touring the UK The Beatles played at the Majestic Ballroom More »

27th JANUARY

1956: Elvis Presley’s single, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was released by RCA Records, who had just purchased Presley’s contract from Sun Records for $35,000. The song sold 300,000 copies in its first week and More »

 

20th SEPTEMBER

1968: Led Zeppelin started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England.

1969: During a meeting in London between John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Lennon announced he was leaving The Beatles.

1969: The Archie’s started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with Sugar Sugar.

1969: Blind Faith started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their self-titled debut album.

1969: UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for ‘Nashville Skyline’.

1969: The fictitious group The Archies claim the top spot in America with “Sugar, Sugar,” which will spend four weeks at #1.

1970: The Rolling Stones live album ‘Get Your Ya-Yas Out’ started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

1975: ‘Fame’ gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with John Lennon.

1975: The Bay City Rollers made their US TV debut when they appeared on the ‘Saturday Night Variety Show’.

1975: Melody Makers Readers poll winners included, Robert Plant who won Best singer, Joni Mitchell, Best female singer, Yes won Best band, Genesis won Best live act, Best single, ‘I’m Not In Love, by 10cc, Best album Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin, and Brightest hope went to Camel.

1976: AC/DC released their third studio album ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’. The album has sold at least 6 million copies, becoming the third highest sold album by AC/DC in the US after ‘Highway To Hell’ and ‘Back In Black’.

1977: Ringo Starr releases Ringo The 4th.

1980: Kate Bush scored her first UK No.1 album with ‘Never For Ever.’

1986: Huey Lewis and the News started a 3 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Stuck With You’, a No.12 hit in the UK.

1994: The Dave Matthews Band released ‘Under the Table and Dreaming’, the album featured their first commercial hits ‘What Would You Say,’ ‘Satellite,’ and ‘Ants Marching.’

1997: Music Festival of India, celebrating the 50th anniversary of India’s independence gets underway at Cleveland’s Masonic Temple.

1997: Elton John started a 6 week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight’, and ‘Candle In The Wind 97.’

2004: Billy Joel gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2009: Muse went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Resistance’ the band’s fifth studio album.