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  • On this Day August 15, 2008
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    US record producer Jerry Wexler, who influenced the careers of singers including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and died at his home in Sarasota, Florida aged 91. Wexler produced the Aretha Franklin hit Respect, the Wilson […]

  • On this Day August 15, 2007
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Sixteen solo albums were made available to download on iTunes for the first time. A deal was approved by the late Beatle's widow Yoko Ono following a lengthy legal battle between the band's label Apple Corps and Apple Inc, […]

  • On this Day August 15, 1969
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    During a North American tour appeared at the Hemisfair Arena in San Antonio. Jethro Tull and Sweet Smoke were also on the bill. During the show Zeppelin received abuse from locals due to the length of their hair. […]

  • On this Day August 15, 1969
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    was held on Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful […]

  • On this Day August 15, 1965
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    set a new world record for the largest attendance at a pop concert when they played in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City. The Beatles were paid $160,000 for the show, the set list included: Twist and […]

  • On this Day August 15, 1962
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Lennon and McCartney drove from Liverpool to Skegness, to ask to join the Beatles, (Starr was playing a residency with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at Butlins). Shortly before, Starr had agreed to join Kingsize Taylor […]

  • On this Day August 15, 1955
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    attended a meeting in Memphis with his manager Bob Neal, Colonel Tom Parker and Vernon Presley, at which a new contract was signed that named Colonel Parker as "special advisor" with control of virtually every aspect of […]

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