1947: Nellie Lutcher hits #2 on the R&B chart and #20 on the pop chart with “Hurry On Down.”

1954: Elvis played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee.

1956: Elvis Presley made his first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan show’, performing ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’ and ‘Ready Teddy’ from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles.

1963: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She Loves You.’ ‘Please Please Me’ was at No.1 on the UK album chart.

1964: Rod Stewart records his first single, “Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl,” with the Hoochie Koochie Men. It promptly disappears from view, and Stewart goes on to perform with the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces before striking out in a solo direction.

1965: US newspaper The Hollywood reporter ran the following advertisement; ‘Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show.

1965: The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with (‘I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single.

1967: Sam & Dave release their “Soul Man” single, which later climbs to No. 2.

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Helter Skelter’.

1971: John Lennon releases his second solo record, Imagine. It becomes his first No. 1 solo album.

1972: Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’, the group’s third UK No.1.

1978: A Taste Of Honey started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’, it made No.3 in the UK.

1989: Italian based Black Box started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ride On Time’.

1989: New Kids On The Block scored their second US No.1 single with ‘Hangin’ Tough’.

1992: Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic knocked himself unconscious during the MTV music and video awards after being hit on the head with his guitar after throwing it ‘up in the air’.

1995: Coolio featuring L.V. scored his first US No.1 single with ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’.

1999: Multiplatinum recording artist Lauryn Hill nabs four trophies at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards – one short of her output at the Grammys earlier in the year.

1999: Fatboy Slim scored a hat trick at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York when he won best direction, breakthrough and choreography awards.

2002: Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top video for her hit “I Don’t Want You to Go.”

2003: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994.

2003: Velvet Revolver – the “super-group” made of ex-members of Guns N’ Roses and Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland – sign a recording deal with RCA.

2006: Danity Kane went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.

2006: The Beijing Pop Festival was held in Chaoyang Park featuring rock bands from China as well as from overseas.

2008: Manchester group Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize in the UK for their album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid.’

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