On this day in 1961, The Shirelles became the first girl group to have the number one song on the US chart when “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” reached the top. 

The Beatles staged their famous rooftop concert on the roof of Apple Records on this day in 1969. The police shut down the show after about 40 minutes. It would be The Beatles’ last public performance.

On this day in 1971, four months after her death, Janis Joplin’s “Me And Bobby McGee” was released. The song reached #1 making her the second artist to have a posthumous No.1. The first was Otis Redding with “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay.”

Kiss played their first concert, on this day in 1973, at the Coventry Club in Queens, New York. They wore makeup onstage, but not the look they would become famous for.

On this day in 1985 “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner was the #1 song.

Strange court proceedings on this day in 1988. In a case involving Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and ZTT Records, it was revealed that band members had not played on their hits “Relax” and “Two Tribes.” The court was told that top session musicians were used to make the records. It was later deemed that Holly Johnson was indeed the vocalist, but depending on which version you have, there may be a discrepancy in personnel.

And finally it was on this day in 2014. that Poison lead singer Bret Michaels introduced his new line of cologne: Roses & Thorns, inspired by their hit song.

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