1956: Elvis Presley begins a week-long tour of Florida tonight in Miami.

1963: The Beatles played their last ever performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963: The Beach Boys released ‘Surfer Girl’, the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.

1963: Capitol Records releases the Beach Boys’ “Surfer Girl,” which goes to No. 7.

1965: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” Herman’s Hermits. The song was written in 1911 by Fred Murray and R.P. Weston and was popularized at the time by Cockney comedian Harry Champion.

1966: The Rolling Stones record “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow” in Los Angeles.

1968: The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello I Love You’, the group’s second US No.1.

1968: The two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Alice Cooper, Canned Heat, Chambers Brothers, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Country Joe and the Fish, Electric Flag, James Cotton Blues Band, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sonny & Cher, Steppenwolf and Tiny Tim.

1969: Janis Joplin sings with Little Richard at the Atlantic City Pop Festival.

1974: Guitarist Jeff (Skunk) Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers.

1974: Anne Murray appeared at The Schaefer Festival in New York as the headlining act. The opening act was Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

1974: Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.

1975: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Jive Talkin’,” The Bee Gees.

1985: ‘Drive’ by The Cars was re-released following it’s dramatic use on TV during the Live Aid concert.

1985: Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Into The Groove’. The track was taken from the movie ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette.

1985: Tears For Fears started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Shout’, the duo’s second US No.1.

1987: Def Leppard released their fourth studio album ‘Hysteria’ which became their best selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide.

1988: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Roll with It,” Steve Winwood. Chart Toppers ranks this the top song of the year.

1989: The Rolling Stones film the video for “Mixed Emotions,” probably the last good song they ever recorded.

1991: Metallic held a playback party to launch their self-titled album at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana both attended.

1996: Los Del Rio started a 14 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Macarena’. The song which has sold 11 million copies world-wide was ranked the No.1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time by VH1 in 2002.

2000: Pearl Jam played the first date on the North American leg of their Binaural 73-date world tour at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

2002: After an absence of 37 years, Bob Dylan returned to the Newport Folk Festival (now known as the Apple and Eve Newport Folk Festival).

2003: Blu Cantrell tops the British singles chart with “Breathe,” while the Coral have the biggest-selling album with Magic & Medicine.

2008: Kid Rock was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All Summer Long’. The song is based on Warren Zevon’s ‘Werewolves of London’ and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’.

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