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The Beatles on stage at the London Palladium during a performance in front of 2, 000 screaming fans.
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March 31st

1964 – Filming for A Hard Days Night, The Beatles played a “live television performance” in front of a studio of screaming fans (one of those fans was Phil Collins). The four songs used in the film were ‘Tell Me Why’, ‘I Should Have Known Better’, ‘And I Love Her’, and ‘She Loves You’.

1977 – An Elvis Presley concert in Baton Rouge, La., is postponed after Elvis doesn’t return from the intermission.

1984Kenny Loggins started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the film with the same name, a No.6 hit in the UK.

2011 – Australian band Men at Work lost an appeal against a ruling which found their 1983 hit single ‘Down Under’ was partly copied from a folk song. Australia’s Federal Court upheld the decision which stated part of the song’s melody came from the tune Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. Record label EMI argued the writers did not plagiarise because the inclusion of two bars from the tune was a tribute.

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