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  • On this Day August 29, 1959

    The Quarry Men and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman's Green, West Derby, Liverpool. This is the opening night of a new teen club in a large Victorian house that is owned by Mrs. Mona Best and the first of seven straight Saturdays that The Quarry Men play here. The band shared one microphone connected to the house P.A.

  • On this Day August 29, 1964

    Roy Orbison's was released in the US. It went on to reach No.1 four weeks later. The title was inspired by Orbison's wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected "A pretty woman never needs any money."

  • On this Day August 29, 1966

    played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crowd of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) bring cameras on stage and take pictures between songs. During this tour, The Beatles have not played a single song from their latest album, They finished the show with a version of 'Long Tall Sally'.

  • On this Day August 29, 1970

    Edwin Starr started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'War', his only No.1a No.3 in the UK.

  • On this Day August 29, 1976

    Buzzcocks and the all appeared at a showcase event at The Screen On The Green, Islington, London. Organised by Malcolm Maclaren, this was notable for many reasons including, it was only The Clash's third gig and the first ever to be recorded, and is the earliest known (after the Manchester Free Trade Hall concert from April 1976) recorded performance and a rare recording of The Sex Pistols with Glen Matlock. The cinema is referenced throughout Adam and the Ants' song 'Fall in' - released as the b side to "Ant Music" in 1980.

  • On this Day August 29, 1987

    Rick Astley's debut hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up', started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart. It became the biggest selling single of 1987 and the song won Best British Single at the 1988 Brit Awards.

  • On this Day August 29, 1991

    At 7pm, DJ Kurt St. Thomas from radio station WFNX in Boston gave Nirvana's album its world premiere by playing the album from start to finish.

  • On this Day August 29, 2006

    The Beatles' was voted the best No.1 album of all time by the British public. The album released in 1967, topped the poll to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK album chart. The Beatles had a total of four albums in the top 10, with at six, at eight and The Beatles at 10.

 

 

 

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