|1949, Hank Williams made his debut at the 'Grand Ole Opry' in Nashville and received an|
unprecedented total of six encores.
|1960, Drummer Tommy Moore makes the fateful decision to quit The Beatles and return|
to his job of driving a forklift at Garston bottle works. He would briefly be replaced by
Norman Chapman, who was called into National Service after just three gigs. After going
drummerless and mostly jobless for a few weeks, the band would hire Pete Best on August 12th,
only one day before they were to go to Hamburg to play a string of club dates.
|1962, The Beatles recorded a BBC radio program, "Here We Go", at the Playhouse Theatre |
in Manchester, in front of a studio audience composed largely of loyal Cavern fans. This was
the last recording on which Pete Best played drums.
1966, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Paint It Black',
the group's third US No.1 single. Also a No.1 in the UK