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circa 1975: American popular singer and film star Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977), to his fans the undisputed 'King of Rock 'n' Roll'.
Elvis - Photo by Keystone

May 5th

1956Elvis Presley’s album, simply titled Elvis, becomes the first rock record to top the albums chart. Before the release of the album, Presley got into a fight with a gas station manager named Edd Hopper and was fined $52.00. The incident didn’t affect the release of the album whatsoever.

1979Peaches and Herb started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Reunited’.  What many don’t know is that Herb (Herb Fame) has remained a constant in “Peaches & Herb” since its creation in 1966, while six consecutive women have filled the role of “Peaches.”

1984Chrissie Hynde marries Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr in New York’s Central Park. They will later get divorced in 1990 leaving Jim signing “Don’t You Forget About Me!”

1997 - Bruce Springsteen is awarded what is considered the Nobel Prize of music – Sweden’s Polar Music Prize.

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