August 22nd, 1992 - Newlyweds Sting and Trudie Styler have their wedding reception two days after tying the knot. The Troggs are there to kick-off the festivities; afterwards Sting and band members of The Police play a couple songs as well.
August 23rd, 1967 - While celebrating a wild birthday party at a Holiday Inn, The Who’s drummer Keith Moon accidentally drives a car into the hotel swimming pool. Moon was attempting to avoid having to talk to police
April 26th, 1980 - Blondie is at No.1 with 'Call Me'. It would be the band's biggest selling single to date and was used in the Richard Gere flick 'American Gigolo'. Originally, Stevie Nicks was asked to compose and perform a song for the movie, but when she backed out, the director chose the Blondie hit.
September 7th, 1978 – Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, died of an overdose of Heminevrin which he was prescribed to combat alcoholism. A autopsy would confirm there were 32 tablets in his system. He had attended a party the night before organized by Paul McCartney for the launch of the ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ movie. The...
August 23rd, 1967 - While celebrating a wild birthday party at a Holiday Inn, The Who's drummer Keith Moon accidentally drives a car into the hotel swimming pool. Moon was attempting to avoid having to talk to police who had arrived to break up the party...
August 10th, 1963 - Little Stevie Wonder starts his three week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Fingertips part II’. At the age of 13, this makes him the youngest singer to top the charts. It was also, the first live, non-studio recording to reach number one on the singles chart since Johnny Standley’s 1952 comic monologue ‘It’s in the Book’...
October 19th, 1966: The Yardbirds land in New York for their 1st US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. However, after only two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and had to quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, which would give Rod Stewart his first major exposure.
1967 - The Beatles are mixing John Lennon's 'I Am The Walrus' at Abbey Road Studios. Lennon had combined three unfinished songs together to form 'I Am The Walrus', and when he learned that a teacher
1971 - David Bowie begins his recording sessions at Trident Studios in London for the concept album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars'. The album is loosely based on a story of a fictional rock star