1953: Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Look At That Girl’ his second No.1 this year.

1957: Elvis Presley records ‘White Christmas, Silent Night’ and ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ at Radio Recorders Studio in Hollywood.

1957: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Diana,” Paul Anka.

1961: Bob Dylan makes his New York debut, playing at the Gaslight Cafe.

1963: Cilla Black signed a management contract with Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

1967: D.A. Penebaker’s Dylan film ‘Don’t Look Back’ premieres in New York this day in rock.

1967: Engelbert Humperdinck was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Last Waltz’, the singers second UK No.1.

1968: Working at Abbey Road studio’s in London, The Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’.

1969: Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay” reaches its peak position of No. 7 on the singles chart. Later it turns out he never owned a brass bed to begin with.

1969: “Carry Me Back,” the Rascals’ last single to make the Top Forty, enters the chart.

1970: Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany.

1971: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Go Away Little Girl,” Donny Osmond. Steve Lawrence hit No. 1 with the song in 1963, making this the first song in the rock era to be a No. 1 hit for two people.

1974: The 101 All Stars (featuring Joe Strummer), made their debut at The Telegraph, Brixton Hill, London.

1975: Glen Campbell started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’, his first No.1 after 13 Top 40 hits.

1975: Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Sutherland Brothers song ‘Sailing’.

1980: U2 kicked off the first leg of their 29 date UK ‘Boy tour’ at the General Woolfe in Coventry, England.

1980: The Jam were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Start!’, the group’s second UK No.1 and taken from the band’s fifth album Sound Affects.

1990: MTV presents “The 1990 Video Music Awards” live from the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” wins video of the year.

1985: ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ went on general release in the UK, the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette.

1986: All girl group Bananarama went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Venus’, the song had also been a No.1 for Dutch group Shocking Blue in 1970.

1988: Two thousand items of Elton John’s personal memorabilia including his boa feathers, ‘Pinball Wizard’ boots and hundreds of pairs of spectacles were auctioned at Sotheby’s in London.

1997: Fleetwood Mac’s live MTV album, The Dance, hit number 1 in 1997. It eventually sold 5 million copies in the U.S. after entering the BILLBOARD charts at number 1.

1997: Elton John recorded a new version of ‘Candle In The Wind’ after performing the song live at Diana Princess of Wales funeral. An estimated 2.5 billion people around the world watched Elton play the special tribute to Diana. The track went on to become the biggest selling single of all-time.

2001: Earth Wind and Fire announced that Viagra would sponsor their forthcoming 30th anniversary American tour.

2005: Antony and the Johnsons win the U.K.’s Mercury Music Prize for the album I am a Bird Now.

2006: For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Chart Toppers 200 with “Modern Times.”

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