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Post by sn » 02 Sep 2012, 14:54

1972, Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Wear It Well', the singers second UK No.1 was taken from his album 'Never A Dull Moment.'


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Post by sn » 10 Mar 2013, 15:36

1964, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel record 'The Sounds Of Silence' as an acoustic duo. It wasn't until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become a hit in late 1965.


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1986, Queen scored their 5th UK No.1 album with 'A Kind Of Magic', featuring the single 'One Vision'.


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Post by sn » 17 Oct 2013, 20:53

1970, The Jackson Five started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be There'. The group's fourth No.1 of 1970, it made No.4 in the UK. Motown records claimed the group had sold over 10 million records during this year.


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Post by sn » 13 Apr 2014, 11:09

1967, Nancy and Frank Sinatra were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Somethin' Stupid', (making them the only father and daughter to have a US No.1 single as a team). The song was written by folk singer C. Carson Parks and originally recorded in 1966 by Parks and his wife Gaile Foote, as "Carson and Gaile". Robbie Williams recorded the song as a duet in 2001 with actress Nicole Kidman which went on to top the UK charts.


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Post by sn » 26 Apr 2014, 18:32

1980, Blondie were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Call Me', the group's fourth UK No.1, featured in the Richard Gere movie 'American Gigolo', the track was also a No.1 in the US where it became the band's biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac to help compose and perform a song for the soundtrack, but she declined.


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Post by sn » 17 May 2014, 13:05

1975, Led Zeppelin played the first of five sold-out nights to 17,000 fans at Earls Court Arena, London England. The set list included: Rock And Roll, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Going To California, Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, and Black Dog.


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Post by sn » 29 Mar 2015, 14:45

1963, The Shadows had their fifth and final UK No.1 single with 'Foot Tapper.'


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Post by sn » 17 Apr 2015, 19:14

1973, Pink Floyd's album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' went gold in the US. The LP went on to stay in the US chart for more than ten years and became the longest charting rock record of all time.


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