1963: Kyu Sakamoto moved to #1 with "Sukiyaki". Three songs entered the Top 10 Songs Club of the Rock Era--"Blue On Blue" from Bobby Vinton, "Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis and "18 Yellow Roses" by Bobby Darin.
1964: Peter & Gordon landed in the United States to begin their American tour.
1964: The Beatles were in concert at the Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia.
1964: Dusty Springfield released the single "Wishin' and Hopin'".
1964: The 4 Seasons released the single "Rag Doll".
1965: Bob Dylan recorded "Like a Rolling Stone", featuring organ from Al Kooper, for his upcoming album Highway 61 Revisited.
1965: The Hollies and Rolling Stones performed at the Odeon Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.
1966: The Beatles released the album Yesterday & Today on Capitol Records.
1967: Peter Green left John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to form Fleetwood Mac with former Bluesbreakers' drummer Mick Fleetwood.
1968: The Beatles announced at a press conference that their visit with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi about transcendental meditation was a mistake.
1968: Are You Experienced? by the Jimi Hendrix Experience entered the Top 10 on the album chart for a third time. On the first two tries, it had only reached #7.
1968: The classic "Mrs. Robinson" remained at #1 for a third week for Simon & Garfunkel. Herb Alpert was closing fast with "This Guy's In Love with You" while Tommy James & the Shondells were up to 3 with "Mony Mony".
1969: The Doors were in concert at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota.
1969: Led Zeppelin appeared at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.
1970: Jimi Hendrix recorded at his Electric Ladyland studio in New York City for the first time.
1970: The Carpenters released the single "Close To You".
1973: Jim Croce hosted The Midnight Special.
1974: Geoff Britton replaced Denny Seiwell in the group Paul McCartney & Wings.
1974: A band from Alabama saw their first hit debut on the charts on this date. The Commodores debuted with "Machine Gun".
1974: Elvis Presley played at the Tarrant County Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
1974: "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae moved from 62 to 34 on this date.
1974: Gordon Lightfoot spent a second week at #1 on the AC chart with "Sundown".
1974: "Sideshow" by Blue Magic deservedly reached #1 on the R&B chart.
"Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding"...
1974: The album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John was still in the Top 10, 35 weeks after its release.
1978: Bob Dylan performed in the U.K. for the first time in 12 years at Earl's Court in London.
1985: Former Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry's solo album Boys and Girls was the top U.K. album.
The first big hit for England's Howard Jones...
1985: Tears For Fears ruled the chart for a second week with "Everybody Wants To Rule the World". Bryan Adams had a smash at #2 with "Heaven" while "Axel F" peaked at #3 for Harold Faltermeyer. The rest of the Top 10: Billy Ocean's "Suddenly" at #4, Howard Jones moved up to 5 with "Things Can Only Get Better", "Sussudio" was the ninth hit for Phil Collins, moving from 12-6, the Mary Jane Girls had song #7--"In My House", Wham! was on the way down with "Everything She Wants", Madonna registered her sixth consecutive Top 10 song with "Angel" which moved into the list this week, and Katrina & the Waves remained at #10 with "Walking On Sunshine".
One of the great albums in the Top 10 of 1985 on this date
1985: There were some great albums out, although I wouldn't include the #1 Around the World in a Day by Prince in that category. No Jacket Required from Phil Collins was #2, with the Soundtrack to "Beverly Hills Cop" third, Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears at #4 and Born In the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen still hanging around after 52 weeks. The rest of the Top 10: Wham! with Make It Big, Bryan Adams' great album Reckless, Sade's smooth Diamond Life at #8, Madonna at 9 with Like a Virgin and The Power Station had a Top 10 album with their debut.
1986: U2 and Sting performed at the 25th year anniversary celebration concert for Amnesty International.
1989: Nirvana released their first album Bleach.
1991: On this date, a great new Philadelphia R&B group first appeared on the chart. They would go on to be near the top of the music business with eight Top 3 songs over the next five years. "Motownphilly" debuted on the singles chart and would eventually reach #3 and be certified as a Platinum single (over 2 million copies sold)--Boyz II Men...
1991: Spellbound by Paula Abdul continued to set the pace on the album chart.
1991: "Power of Love/Love Power" by Luther Vandross topped all on the R&B chart.
1991: "Rush, Rush" became Paula Abdul's fifth #1 song out of her last six releases.
1996: The great album The Score by the Fugees was #1 for the fourth week. Jagged Little Pill was moving back up after 51 weeks while Celine Dion had #3--Falling Into You. New Beginning by Tracy Chapman was fourth, followed by Soundgarden's Down on the Upside.
1998: The Spice Girls began a North American tour in Miami, Florida.
2000: In today's edition of Inmates Run Rap Music, the guy who called himself "Flesh-N'Bone" of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was convicted of assault with a firearm. Being an ex-convict already, he wasn't even supposed to have the firearm and was convicted for that crime as well.
2002: An autographed copy of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sold for $57,800 at an auction.
2003: Former members of the Grateful Dead performed at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
2003: Radiohead sat atop the U.K. album chart with Hail to the Thief.
2003: Over on the other side of the Atlantic, Metallica had the #1 album with St. Anger.
2004: Glen Campbell was sentenced to 10 days in jail for extreme drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident in Phoenix, Arizona.
2004: Alanis Morissette announced her engagement to actor Ryan Reynolds.
2005: Bo Bice married Caroline Merrin Fisher in Helena, Alabama.
2005: Destiny's Child announced they would break up following their world tour.
"The Hardest Part" from Coldplay...
2005: Coldplay topped the album chart with X&Y. The Black Eyed Peas debuted at #2 with Monkey Business.
2008: Coldplay once again hit #1 in the U.K. with their album Viva La Vida.
2008: Lionel Richie was given a TV Land Icon Award.
Born This Day:
1910: David Rose, whose biggest hit was "The Stripper" in 1962, was born in London; died August 23, 1990 of heart disease.
1929: Nigel Pickering of Spanky & Our Gang was born in Pontiac, Michigan.
1934: Ruby Nash of Ruby & the Romantics was born in Akron, Ohio.
1941: Harry Nilsson (Harry Edward Nelson III) was born in Brooklyn, New York; died of heart failure on January 15, 1994 in Agoura Hills, California.
1943: Muff Winwood of the Spencer Davis Group; later became a producer and A&R man, was born in Erdington, Birmingham, England.
1946: Noddy Holder, vocalist of Slade, was born in Walsall, West Midlands, England.
1949: Russell Hitchcock, talented vocalist of Air Supply, was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
1949: Michael "Sam" Lutz of Brownsville Station ("Smokin' in the Boy's Room" from 1973)
1951: Steve Walsh, lead singer of Kansas, was born in St. Joseph's, Missouri.
1954: Terri Gibbs ("Somebody's Knockin'" from 1981) was born in Miami, Florida.
1956: Bernie Shaw, lead singer of Uriah Heap, was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
1963: Scott Rockenfield, drummer of Queensryche, was born in Seattle, Washington.
1966: Michael Britt, guitarist of Lonestar
1966: Rob Mitchell of Sixpence None the Richer ("Kiss Me")
1968: Ice Cube was born in Los Angeles.
1976: Gary Lightbody, vocalist and guitarist of Snow Patrol, was born in Bangor, Northern Ireland.
1981: Billy Martin, guitarist of Good Charlotte, was born in Annapolis, Maryland.
1985: Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud