1963: John Lennon and Paul McCartney watch the Rolling Stones rehearse after meeting their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, on the street.

1963: The Daily Mirror published a two-page article about The Beatles.

1964: The Kinks third single ‘You Really Got Me’, was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. Future Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page played tambourine on the track.

1964: Rod Stewart recorded his first single, a version of Willie Dixon’s ‘Good Morning Little School Girl.’

1965: The Byrds begin recording ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’.

1966: The Beatles started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Revolver’, the group’s ninth US chart topper.

1966: The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, the group’s sixth US No.1.

1967: Elvis Presley recorded ‘Guitar Man’ at RCA studio, Nashville, Tennessee.

1968: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hey Jude’, the group’s 15th UK No.1 and the longest chart topper ever at seven minutes and ten seconds.

1973: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Delta Dawn,” Helen Reddy. Reddy is the fifth female vocalist to record the song.

1973: The BBC banned The Rolling Stones single ‘Star Star’, from their Goat’s Head Soup album because it contained the word “Star-fucker” in the chorus a dozen times.

1974: The New York Dolls spit up. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 ‘New York Dolls’ and 1974 ‘Too Much Too Soon’.

1975: Kiss release their first live record, Alive. The double set also becomes their first top 10 album.

1976: Bob Dylan releases his live album Hard Rain.

1983: Former Stevie Wonder guitarist Michael Sembello, started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Maniac’.

1988: Eric Clapton kicks off an American tour with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler.

1988: Guns N’ Roses started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, the group’s first US No.1.

1988: Phil Collins was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love.’

1991: Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was released in the US.

1994: REM were at No.9 on the UK singles chart with ‘What’s The Frequency Kenneth’.

1995: Kiss played the first date on their 117 date Alive World Tour at Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1995: Cyndi Lauper won an Emmy award in 1995 for a guest appearance on the Mad About You sitcom.

1998: Police announce that Miguel Dega, president of Spain’s biggest indie label, Max Music, has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and the attempted murder of his former partner, Ricardo Campoy.

1998: The Beastie Boys are presented with the Video Vanguard Award at the 15th annual MTV Video Music Awards.

2000: French duo Modjo started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lady’. The song features a guitar sample of ‘Soup For One’ performed by Chic.

2001: Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins.

2003: Scientists announce that they have recorded the deepest musical note ever generated in space at the edge of a black hole. It’s a B flat 57 octaves below the middle keys of a piano and one million billion times deeper than can be heard by humans.

2005: The 1967 Beatles track ‘A Day In The Life’ from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was voted the best British song of all time by music experts.

2005: Grammy-award winning guitarist and singer Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown died in Texas at the age of 81. Recorded with Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder and Frank Zappa during a career that spanned 50 years.

2006: Scissor Sisters were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, the American’s band first UK No.1.

2007: Girls Aloud broke the record for most consecutive top 10 hits in the U.K. singles chart by a female act.

2009: A harmonica owned by Bob Dylan sold for £2,700 at auction in Norfolk, England, more than four times the guide price.

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