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  • July 5 in music history
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    On This Day, July 5 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JULY 5 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day July 5 in 1954  – Nineteen year old Elvis Presley recorded his debut single ‘That’s All Right’. 1969 -- The Who released ‘I’m Free’ as a single. The song featured on their fourth studio album ‘Tommy’. 1974 -- Linda Ronstadt recorded her rendition of Dee Warwick‘s song ‘You’re No Good’ on this day July 5 in music history. The song went to number one in the US and in Canada it peaked at No.2. 1983  – Hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies released their self-titled debut studio album through Frontier Records. The album became one of the best-selling punk rock albums. 1986 -- Janet Jackson went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart…

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  • July 4 in music history
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    On This Day, July 4 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JULY 4 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day July 4 in 1958  – With their rendition of ‘All I Have to do Is Dream’, the Everly Brothers topped the UK singles chart. 1964 -- The Beach Boys scored their first number one single in the US with ‘I Get Around’. It became a chart-topper in Canada as well while in the UK it peaked at No.7. 1976  – Punk rock band The Clash played for the first in front of an audience at a show in Sheffield, England on this day July 4. They were the support act for the Sex Pistols. 1987  – Synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys topped the UK singles chart with ‘It’s…

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  • July 3 in music history
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    On This Day, July 3 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JULY 3 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day July 3 in 1965  – The Four Tops returned to number one on the US singles chart with ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)’. 1968  – With ‘Baby, Come Back’, The Equals went to number one on the UK singles chart. The song was a chart-topper in Belgium and South Africa as well. 1969  – English multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Brian Jones died by drowning in a swimming pool on this day July 3, aged 27. Best remembered as a founding member and original leader of the Rolling Stones. 1971  – American singer-songwriter and poet Jim Morrison died on this day July 3 in music history…

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  • July 2 in music history
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    On This Day, July 2 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JULY 2 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day July 2 in 1956 -- Elvis Presley recorded his version of the Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller‘s song ‘Hound Dog’. It became a chart-topper in the US and a No.2 hit in the UK. 1966 -- Frank Sinatra went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Strangers in the Night’. The song became a chart-topper in seven more countries, including the UK. 1969  – With ‘Something in the Air’, Thunderclap Newman went to number one on the UK singles chart on this day July 2 in music history. 1977  – Bill Conti topped the US singles chart with ‘Gonna Fly Now’, the theme song from the movie ‘Rocky’ starring…

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  • July 1 in music history
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    On This Day, July 1 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JULY 1 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day July 1 in 1963 -- The Beatles recorded ‘She Loves You’. The song became the band’s best-selling single of all-time in the UK and it topped several charts around the world. 1967 -- The Association started a four-week run at number one on the US singles chart with ‘Windy’. The song became a chart-topper in Canada as well that year. 1967  – With their eight studio album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, The Beatles started a fifteen-week run at No.1 in the US. The topped every chart it entered that year and it won four Grammy Awards. 1968 -- The Band released their debut studio album ‘Music from Big Pink’ on…

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  • June 30 in music history
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    On This Day, June 30 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 30 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 30 in 1962 – Ray Charles entered the fifth(& last) consecutive week at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with his rendition of Don Gibson‘s song ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’. 1973 – George Harrison went to number one in the US with ‘Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)’ on this day June 30 in music history. The song featured as the lead single on his chart-topping album ‘Living in the Material World’. 1973 – Rock band Slade scored their fifth number one single in the UK with ‘Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me’. The song was released as a non-album single and it became a chart-topper in…

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  • June 29 in music history
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    On This Day, June 29 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 29 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 29 in 1961 – Del Shannon topped the UK singles chart with ‘Runaway’. The song was an international hit that year and it also went to No.1 in Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, and the US. 1968 – With their third studio album ‘Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake’, Small Faces went to number one in the UK. 1968 – With their fourth studio album ‘Bookends’, Simon & Garfunkel topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day June 29 in music history. Also a chart-topper in the UK that year. 1968 – Pink Floyd released their second studio album ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’. It peaked at No.9 in the UK and…

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  • June 28 in music history
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    On This Day, June 28 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 28 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 28 in 1959 – Bobby Darin topped the UK singles chart with ‘Dream Lover’. In the US the song peaked at No.2 and in Canada at No.5. 1969 – Henry Mancini topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with the instrumental song ‘Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet’ also known as ‘A Time for US’. The single is a certified Gold record by the RIAA with over 1 million units sold. 1975 – Paul McCartney and Wings topped the UK albums chart with ‘Venus and Mars’. The album was a commercial success and it went to No.1 in seven countries. 1980 – With ‘Coming Up’, Paul McCartney went to number one on…

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  • June 27 in music history
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    On This Day, June 27 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 27 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 27 in 1960 – Connie Francis went to number one on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool’. The song was a chart-topper in Canada, New Zealand, and Norway that year as well. 1964 – With ‘A World Without Love’, Peter and Gordon topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also a chart-topper in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK. 1966 – Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album ‘Freak Out!’ on this day June 27 in music history. In 1999, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 1970 – The Jackson 5 went to number one in the US with ‘The…

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  • June 26 in music history
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    On This Day, June 26 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 26 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 26 in 1961 – Garry U.S. Bonds went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Quarter to Three’. In the UK the song reached No.7 in September. 1965 – With their rendition of Bob Dylan‘s song ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, The Byrds topped the US singles chart on this day June 26. A chart-topper in Ireland, South Africa, and the UK as well. 1977 – Elvis Presley performed for the last time in front of a crowd on this day June 26 in music history. He sang at a show at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. The King of Rock And Roll died two months…

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