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1959, Buddy Holly was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’.
1961, Bob Dylan made his recording debut playing harmonic on Harry Belafonte’s album ‘The Midnight Special’, he was paid a $50 session fee.
1961, Del Shannon started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Runaway’, also a No.1 in the UK. Del was the first person to have a hit with a Beatles song in the US with his version of ‘From Me To You’.
1965, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Game Of Love’. Wayne took his name from Elvis’ drummer DJ Fontana, guitarist in the Mindbenders Eric Stewart went on form Hotlegs and 10CC.
1968 Apple Records turned down an offer to sign new artist David Bowie.
1968, Louis Armstrong was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘What A Wonderful World / Cabaret’.
1971, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘4 Way Street’.
1976, Led Zeppelin had their sixth No.1 UK album when ‘Presence’ went to the top. Also No.1 in the US.
1976, ‘Wings At The Speed Of Sound’ went to No.1 on the US album chart. Paul McCartney’s fifth No.1 after The Beatles.
1981, New Order started work on their first album at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England.
1982, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory’.
1982, Status Quo scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘1982’.
1984, Jerry Lee Lewis married wife number six, 22 year old Kerrie McCarver. click I knew the bride
1990, the road crew for Roger Waters discovered an unexploded World War II bomb while constructing the set for ‘The Wall’ concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany.
1992 David Bowie married model Iman, in Switzerland.
1992, Wilson Pickett was arrested after running into an 86 year old man. Pickett was charged with driving with open bottles of alcohol in his car.
1995, Oasis released ‘Some Might Say’, the band’s first UK No.1 single.
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