On this day in 1964, two dozen rugby players were hired as ‘a human crash barrier’ at a Rolling Stones gig at the Liverpool Empire. The ‘human chain’ disappeared under a wave of 5,000 fans as the Stones took to the stage.
The Beatles released “Yesterday” in North America on this day in 1965. It was the first recording by the Beatles that relied upon a performance by a single member of the band, namely Paul McCartney. The other three members of the band vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom, however it was eventually issued as a single in 1976.
After two consecutive #1 singles in America, ABBA finally began their first North American tour on this day in 1979, with a concert at the Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta.
On this day in 1986, Berlin took over the No.1 spot on the charts with “Take My Breath Away.”
On this day in 1991, Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s song “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The band was thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.
Six days after being shot Tupac Shakur, died of internal bleeding, respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at 25. That happened on this day in 1996.
And on this day in 2010, singer George Michael started an 8 week sentence in jail, for his conviction of driving under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis in July.
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