• August 22 in music history
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    On This Day, August 22 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 22 in 1958 -- The Kalin Twins topped the UK singles chart with their rendition of ‘When’. Also a chart-topper in France and the Netherlands, and a Top 5 hit in North America that year. 1963 -- Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas went to number one in the UK with the Lennon-McCartney penned song ‘Bad to Me’. 1964  – With ‘Where Did Our Love Go’, The Supremes topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day August 22. The song became a chart-topper in Canada and New Zealand as well. 1970 -- Creedence Clearwater Revival started an nine-week run at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart…

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    On This Day, August 21 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 21 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 21 in 1953 -- Frankie Laine topped the UK singles chart with his rendition of ‘I Believe’. 1961  – With his sixth studio album ‘Something for Everybody’, Elvis Presley started a three-week run at No.1 in the US. 1961  – Girl group The Marvelettes released ‘Please Mr. Postman’, their debut single. The song became a commercial success with over one million copies sold and it topped the Billboard R&B and Hot 100 charts. 1965 -- Barry McGuire released his rendition of P.F. Sloan‘s protest song ‘Eve of Destruction’ on this day August 21. The song topped the singles charts in Canada, Norway, and the US, and reached No.3 in the…

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    On This Day, August 20 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 20 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 20 in 1973 -- The Rolling Stones released ‘Angie’, the lead single on their studio album ‘Goats Heads Soup’. The single topped the charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and the US. 1977  – Pop group Brotherhood of Man scored their second chart-topping single in the UK with ‘Angelo’. Also a chart-topper in Ireland, Japan, Rhodesia, and South Africa. 1977  – R&B vocal group The Emotions started a four-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Best of My Love’ on this day August 20 in music history. 1979 -- Bob Dylan released his 19th studio album ‘Slow Train Coming’ through Columbia…

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    On This Day, August 19 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 19 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 19 in 1967 -- The Beatles went to No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘All You Need Is Love’. The song was a worldwide hit that year and it topped the charts in eleven countries. 1972  – Rock band Chicago started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart with their fifth studio album ‘Chicago V’. 1978  – With ‘Three Times a Lady’, soul group the Commodores started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart. Also a chart-topper in Ireland and Australia. 1979  – American rockabilly singer Dorsey Burnette died on this day August 19 in music history, aged…

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    On This Day, August 18 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 18 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 18 in 1958  – Italian singer Domenico Modugno topped the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)’. 1966 -- The Beatles started a four-week run at number one on the UK singles chart with the double A-side ‘Yellow Submarine’/’Elanor Rigby’. 1969  – After three full days and nights of incessant partying and rocking, the Woodstock music festival closed with a performance by Jimi Hendrix early in the morning on this day August 18. 1973  – British rock band Jethro Tull went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with their sixth studio album ‘A Passion Play’. The album reached No.1 in Canada as…

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    On This Day, August 17 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 17 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 17 in 1963  – Pop singer Andy Williams became the first artist to top the newly formed US Billboard 200 chart with his eleventh studio album ‘Days of Wine and Roses’. 1968 -- The Rascals started a five-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘People Got to Be Free’ on this day August 17. 1968  – Folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel topped the UK albums chart with their fourth studio release ‘Bookends’. The album also reached No.1 in the US. 1969  – The third and final day of the Woodstock music festival was held on this day on the dairy farm in…

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    On This Day, August 16 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 16 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 16 in 1938  – Blues musician and songwriter Robert Johnson died at the age of 27 after being poisoned. 1966  – Pop rock band The Monkees released their debut single ‘Last Train to Clarksville’. It peaked at number one in the United States and Canada. 1969  – The second day of the Woodstock music festival took place on Max Yasgur‘s dairy farm in Bethel, New York. It featured music acts such as The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Canned Heat, CCR, Santana, and Janis Joplin among others. 1975  – Founding member and frontman of the rock band Genesis, Peter Gabriel announced on this day August 16 that…

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    On This Day, August 15 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 15 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 15 in 1960 -- Elvis Presley started a five-week run at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘It’s Now or Never’. The song was an international hit and it topped the charts in ten countries. 1964  – With ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, Dean Martin went to number one on the US singles chart. Also a chart-topper in New Zealand that year. 1965 -- The Beatles performed in front of 55,000 fans at the Shea Stadium in New York City on this day August 15. 1969  – The now-legendary Woodstock music festival opened on this day on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York. Over…

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    On This Day, August 14 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 14 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 14 in 1953 -- Mantovani and his Orchestra topped the UK singles chart with ‘It’s April Again’ also known as ‘The Song from Moulin Rouge’. 1964  – Rockabilly and pop music singer-songwriter Johnny Burnette died in a boat crash at the age of 30. Best known as a member of the Rock and Roll Trio. 1965  – The husband and wife pop duo Sonny & Cher started a three-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘I Got You Babe’. Also a chart-topper in the UK, Canada, and New Zealand that year. 1965 -- The Beatles started a nine-week run at number one in the…

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  • August 11 in music history
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    On This Day, August 11 in Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY AUGUST 11 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day August 11 in 1956  – The soundtrack album to the drama fantasy musical film ‘Carousel’ went to No.1 in the UK. 1960  – With ‘Please Don’t Tease’, Cliff Richard & The Shadows topped the UK singles chart. Also a chart-topper in India, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway that year. 1962 -- Neil Sedaka topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Braking Up Is Hard to Do’ on this day August 11. The song reached the top spot on the singles charts in Canada and New Zealand as well. 1964 -- The Beatles began recording ‘Beatles for Sale’, their fourth studio album. They finished recording on 26…

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