27th JULY

1955: Chuck Berry’s debut single, “Maybellene,” enters the R&B chart. It later becomes a No. 1 R&B hit, remaining at the top for 11 weeks.

1963: During a UK tour The Beatles played the last night of a six night run at The Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare.

1966: The Who appeared at the Flamingo Ballroom, Redruth, England.

1968: Cass Elliot released her first solo single following the break up of The Mamas and Papas.

1974: John Denver started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Annie’s Song’, the singers second US No.1.

1974: Wings started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Band On The Run’, featuring the title-track, ‘Jet’ and the US hit ‘Helen Wheels’.

1979: Blondie appeared at the Orpheum Theater, Memphis, Tennessee.

1984: The Prince film “Purple Rain” premieres.

1985: Paul Young went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Daryl Hall song ‘Every Time You Go Away’.

1985: The Eurythmics were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)’, the duo’s only UK No.1 single.

1986: Queen became the first western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to perform in Easton Europe when they played at Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary.

1991: Bryan Adams started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It For You’.

1991: Jesus Jones went to No. 2 on the US chart with ‘Right Here, Right Now’, unable to shift Bryan Adams ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It for You’, from a seven week stay at the No.1 position.

1991: Natalie Cole started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Unforgettable Love’.

1994: Jeff Buckley and Jewel both appeared at Hahn Cosmopolitian Theatre, San Diego, California.

1995: In Montpelier, France, the Rolling Stones are joined onstage by support act Bob Dylan for a version of his “Like a Rolling Stone.”

1996: The Spice Girls scored their first No.1 UK single with ‘Wannabe’.

1997: The Soundtrack album ‘Men In Black’ started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

2005: The hits compilation Now That’s What I Call Music 19 tops the American album charts. The second highest new entry is singer Carly Simon’s Moonlight Serenade, bowing at No. 7.

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