On this Day August 14, 1976

Funded by a £400 loan, ‘So It Goes’ by Nick Lowe became the first record released on The label’s marketing and advertising was often provocative and witty billing itself as “The World’s Most Flexible Record Label”. Other slogans were “We came. We saw. We left”, and “If It Ain’t Stiff, It Ain’t Worth a Fuck”….

On this Day August 14, 1985

won a bid over Yoko Ono and to secure the ATV Music Publishing catalogue. At $47.5m he gained the rights to more than 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney. McCartney had been negotiating with Yoko Ono, who had decided to withdraw her side of the deal because of ‘astrological’ reasons. Source link

On this Day August 14, 1988

Guitarist Roy Buchanan died after hanging himself with his own shirt in Fairfax County Adult Detention Center having been arrested for drunkenness. Buchanan released over 15 solo albums; dedicated the song ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers’ to Buchanan in 1975 on his Blow by Blow album. Source link

On this Day August 14, 2001

A pizza-stained piece of paper signed by three of the four Beatles sold for $48,000 (£17,441) to an anonymous collector at an auction in Melbourne. and all signed the paper during their 1964 tour of Australia. Drummer had laryngitis and was not on the tour. A fan managed to get the autographs while the band…

On this Day August 13, 1965

arrived at Kennedy International Airport for a tour of North America. The set list for the tour was Twist and Shout, She’s a Woman, I Feel Fine, Dizzy Miss Lizzie, Ticket to Ride, Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby, Can’t Buy Me Love, Baby’s in Black, Act Naturally, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, I’m Down…

On this Day August 13, 1965

Mike Smith, lead singer of The Dave Clark Five, suffered two broken ribs when he was pulled off the stage by fans. The group were in Chicago at the beginning of a US tour. Source link

On this Day August 13, 1966

seventh album release in three years started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK charts. It spent a total of 34 week’s on the UK chart and was also a US No.1. The title “Revolver”, like before it, is a pun, referring both to a kind of handgun as well as the “revolving” motion…

On this Day August 13, 1966

Lovin Spoonful started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Summer In The City’, it made No.8 in the UK. The song features a series of car horns during the instrumental bridge, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn, and ends up with a jackhammer sound, in order to give the…

On this Day August 13, 1967

Fleetwood Mac made their live debut when they appeared at the National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor. Also on the bill The Move, Donovan and Chicken Shack. Source link

On this Day August 13, 1992

Neil Diamond played the first of six sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden in New York. Diamond would bring in over $40 million from touring this year, the second highest in the music industry. Source link