On this Day July 15, 2007

The UK music industry reacted angrily at a decision to give away Planet Earth the new album by as a covermount with the Mail on Sunday newspaper. The 10-track CD was not due to be released in stores until 24 July. Stephen Miron, the newspaper’s managing director, said: “No one has done this before. We…

On this Day July 14, 1958

The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a vanity disc at a small studio in an electronics shop owned by a man named Percy Phillips. The band recorded ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘In Spite Of Danger’ in one take each. With…

On this Day July 14, 1977

Elvis Costello and The Attractions made their live debut supporting Wayne County at The Garden, Penzance, Cornwall, England. Source link

On this Day July 14, 1986

was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second No.1 ‘Papa Don’t Preach’. Madonna also had the UK No.1 album with ‘True Blue’. Source link

On this Day July 14, 1988

gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows on his Bad World Tour were attended by a total of 504,000 fans beating the record previously held by Genesis, with four sold…

On this Day July 14, 2007

A pair of glasses worn by former Beatle sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as high as £750,000 at online auction…

On this Day July 13, 1974

and the E Street Band played the first of a three night, six show residency at the newly-opened Bottom Line in New York City. The shows received rave reviews and created a buzz in the music industry. Source link

On this Day July 13, 1985

re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time. Source link

On this Day July 13, 1985

At 12.01 Status Quo started the extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared…

On this Day July 13, 1991

Bryan Adams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Everything I Do I Do It For You’ which featured on the soundtrack for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It stayed at No.1 for a record-breaking 16 weeks, (breaking a record held since 1955), also a No.1 in the US (for 7…