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19 Feb 1964, A British company shipped ½ ton of Beatle wigs to the US. An American reporter later asked John Lennon, “How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?” John replied “They’re not imitating us because we don’t wear Beatle wigs.” https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/the-beatles-100-facts/ Facts on John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and […]

Happy 75th birthday to Swedish singer, songwriter Anni-Frid Lyngstad from ABBA, born 15 Nov 1945. Their first UK hit was the 1974 No.1 single ‘Waterloo’, followed by 8 other UK No.1 singles and 9 UK No.1See More albums. ABBA are one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 1967, Frida won the Swedish […]

26 Oct 1965, Queen Elizabeth II invested The Beatles with their MBE’s at Buckingham Palace, London. According to an account by John Lennon the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm theirSee More nerves. Many former recipients gave their MBE’s back in protest, to which John Lennon responded “Lots of people […]

1 Oct 2019, Accounts released revealed that Ed Sheeran Ltd, made a gross profit of £23,770,262, equating to £65,124 a day during 2018. The accounts also showed that he paid £4,506,139 in tax. Separate figures for total earnings before tax, costs and fees found the singer generated £89.8m last year,… More 21 Ed Sheeran facts […]

Happy 71st birthday to US singer, songwriter, Bruce Springsteen, born 23 Sept 1949 who had the 1985 US No.2 & UK No.4 single ‘Dancing In The Dark’, 1994 UK No.2 single ‘Streets of Philadelphia’. His most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born To Run showcase a talent for finding… More Bruce Springsteen: […]

29 Aug 1966, The Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crowd of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) bring cameras on stage and take pictures between songs. During this tour, […]

Happy 62nd Birthday to Madonna, born 16 Aug 1958, singer, actress, (first hit 1984 UK No.6 single ‘Holiday’, 1984 US No.1 ‘Like A Virgin’, first UK No.1 1985 ‘Into The Groove’, plus 6 other UK No.1’s & over 10 US No.1 singles and over 30 other top 40 hits). https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/odds-and-sods/25-madonna-facts/ 25 fun facts about Madonna […]

12 Aug 1927, born on this day was Porter Wagoner, Country singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. In 1967, he introduced a then little known Dolly Parton on his long-running television show. Also known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry, Wagoner has scored over 80 US Country singles from 1954–1983. […]

11 Aug 1966, At a press conference held at The Astor Towers Hotel in Chicago, John Lennon apologised for his remarks that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus'. Lennon told reporters "Look, I wasn’t saying The Beatles are better than God or Jesus, I said ‘Beatles’ because it’s easy for me to talk about […]

6 Aug 1974, ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when 'Waterloo' went to No.6. 'Waterloo' was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with 'Ring Ring' the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest. The original title of the song was 'Honey Pie'. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/abba/ […]


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