25th JULY

1960: Roy Orbison reached No.2 on the US singles chart with ‘Only the Lonely,’ his first hit.

1962: The Elvis Presley film “Kid Galahad” premieres.

1962: The Beatles played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool at lunchtime; at night they performed again at the Cavern Club, and then they appeared at the Cabaret Club, Liverpool.

1963: Cilla Black made a recording test for EMI Records after George Martin had spotted her while at a Gerry And The Pacemakers gig in Liverpool.

1964: Today’s Billboard reports on the success of the British group the Animals, who recently enjoyed a U.K. No. 1 with “House of the Rising Son.”

1964: The Beatles third album ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ started a twenty-one week run at the top of the UK charts.

1965: Dressed in Carnaby Street threads, the ever changing Bob Dylan plugged in for his headlining set backed by the Butterfield Blues Band at The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

1969: Neil Young appeared with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the first time when played at The Fillmore East in New York.

1969: The Seattle Pop Festival took place at the Gold Creek Park, Woodinville, Washington.

1970: The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘(They Long To Be) Close To You’.

1970: Chicago release their single “25 or 6 to 4.”

1971: T Rex were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Get It On’, the group’s second UK No.1 which spent four weeks at the top of the charts.

1980: AC/DC released their sixth internationally released studio album ‘Back In Black’.

1981: Air Supply went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The One That I Love’, the group’s only US No.1 and the first Australian band to top the US singles chart.

1985: Bob Dylan appears at the 12th World Festival of Youths and Students in Moscow.

1987: Madonna had her fifth UK No.1 single with the title track from her 1987 film ‘Who’s That Girl’.

1987: Terence Trent D’arby went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Introducing The Hardline According to Terence Trent D’arby’.

1998: Jamiroquai went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Deeper Under Ground’, their thirteenth hit and first UK No.1.

1998: Jane McDonald went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album.

2003: A student film of John Lennon imitating a baboon sells for $53,700 at an auction.

2004: Jimmy Buffett went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘License To Chill’, the singer songwriters first No.1 album.

2004: The Streets, (Mike Skinner), scored their first UK No.1 single with ‘Dry Your Eyes’, taken from his No.1 album ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’.

2014: The pop star parodist, Weird Al Yankovic became the first comedy act to hit the top spot for more than 50 years.

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