Rewind – Six.0

June – In Rock History

Number One Songs

1957 All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
1958 All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers
1964 Love Me Do – The Beatles
1966 Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
1967 Respect – Aretha Franklin
1972 The Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr
1974 Band On The Run – Paul McCartney & Wings
1977 I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & The Sunshine Band
1980 Funkytown – Lipps Inc
1983 Flashdance (What A Feeling) – Irene Cara
1985 Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
1989 Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) – Soul II Soul
1991 More Than Words – Extreme
1997 I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans ft 112
1999 Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) – Baz Luhrmann
2000 You See The Trouble With Me – Black Legend
2003 21 Questions – 50 Cent
2006 Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

1950

Decca introduce the 33 1/3 LP (Long Player) to the UK with the following press release, “The Decca Record Company Ltd will bring long-playing gramophone records to the British market for the first time this month by releasing a list of over fifty recordings. They are 33 1/3 rpm microgroove records made of unbreakable material, and recorded by the company’s “ffrr” – full-frequency range system.”

1958

Johnny Mathis’ ‘Greatest Hits’ goes to number one in the album charts. It will stay in the charts for 490 weeks and set a record for longevity that will not be broken until the 1980s by Pink Floyd and their album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’.

1962

NME begins it’s LP chart. The very first Top 5 are:

1.Blue Hawaii (Soundtrack) – Elvis Presley
2. West Side Story (Soundtrack) – Leonard Bernstein
3. It’s Trad, Dad! (Soundtrack)
4. South Pacific (Soundtrack) – Rodgers & Hammerstein
5. The Young Ones – Cliff Richard

1967

Marc Bolan places an ad in Melody Maker, looking for some band mates. The ad reads, “Freaky lead guitarist, bass guitarist and drummer wanted for Marc Bolan’s new group. Also any other astral flyers like with cars, amplification and that which never grows in window boxes.” Several people reply and a band is formed. They will release their first album one year later with the title, ‘My People Were Fair And Had Stars In Their Hair But Now They’re Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows’.

1972

Gary Glitter performs ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 2′ on Top Of The Pops.

1977

Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols are stabbed and beaten up in the car park of a London pub, which causes a delay in the completion of their debut album.

1986

Wham! play their farewell concert at Wembley Stadium.

1991

In an effort to pay his 16 million dollar tax bill, Willie Nelson releases a double album of songs that had previously been seized by Federal agents, including demos and outtakes. The title is ‘The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?’

2000

Spinal Tap appear on VH1 with a new drummer. They placed an ad in the New York Times, which read, “Drummer died, need new one.” The new drummer is chosen from over 500 applicants. Nigel Tufnell, David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and… Mick Fleetwood visit the music channel to promote the re-releas of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ on video.

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