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  • On this Day July 01, 1956

    appeared on NBC- TV's 'The Steve Allen Show' and performed 'Hound Dog', to a live Hound Dog. US TV critic John Crosby panned Elvis' performance, calling him an 'unspeakable, untalented and vulgar young entertainer.'

  • On this Day July 01, 1963

    recorded their next single She Loves You / I'll Get You, at EMI Studios, London, completing the two songs in less than four hours. Released in August this year, She Loves You went on to become The Beatles' first million-selling single.

  • On this Day July 01, 1968

    The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single The Weight, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group's backing of on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks).

  • On this Day July 01, 1969

    Yoko Ono and family were involved in a car accident in Golspie, Scotland. Both John and Yoko needed hospital treatment. Lennon later had the car crushed into a cube and exhibited it on his lawn at Tittenhurst Park.

  • On this Day July 01, 1995

    The Cure, Therapy, Offspring, PJ Harvey, dEUS, Senser, Bodycount, Channel Zero, Spearhead, Belly, Morphine and The Cranberries all appeared at this years Rock Torhout Festival, Torhout, Belgium.

  • On this Day July 01, 2006

    Roger Waters, Texas, Starsailor, Razorlight and Primal Scream all appeared at the two day Hyde Park Calling festival in London.

  • On this Day July 01, 2009

    The week after Michael Jackson's death, The King Of Pop dominated the Top Ten of Billboard's album chart. Leading the pack was Number Ones, followed by The Essential Michael Jackson at No.2, was No.3 and Off The Wall was No.4. The Jackson 5's Ultimate Collection held the No.5 spot, Bad was No.6, Dangerous was No.7, Greatest Hits - HIStory - Vol. 1 came in at No.8 and Michael's Ultimate Collection occupied the No.9 position. Collectively, Jackson's solo albums sold 415,000 copies for the week, 58% of which were digital downloads. The week before his death, his titles sold a combined 10,000 units.




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