On this day in 1965, The Rolling Stones start a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’, the group’s second US No.1. The song knocked The Beatles ‘Yesterday’ from the No.1 position.
On this day in 1970, Aerosmith performs their first ever gig when they play at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts. They go on to become the best-selling American rock band of all time, selling over 150 million albums worldwide.
The Steve Miller Band hit No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rock ‘n’ Me’, on this day in 1976, the group’s second US No.1.
On this day in 1979, in London, Paul Simon began his latest British tour by offering to buy everyone in the audience a drink. The tab came to approximately $2,000.
Speaking of England and the rest of the UK. On this day in 1982, Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged its 43rd week in the Top 100.
On this day in 2001, Britney Spears became the first female artist in music history to have her first three studio albums debut at #1, when she gave us “Britney.” The album went on to sell over 4 million copies here in the US.
And on this day in 2005, the 4 Seasons-inspired musical “Jersey Boys,” opened at the August Wilson Theate in New York. It closed on January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances.
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