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On This Day in Rock

1962: The Beatles recorded their second single ‘Please Please Me’ in 18 takes and ‘Ask Me Why’ for the flip side at EMI studio’s London.

1967: The promotional film of The Beatles 'Hello, Goodbye' was aired on The Ed Sullivan show in the US. It was never shown at the time in the UK due to a musician's union ban on miming.

1967: During a UK tour Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice and Amen Corner all appeared at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, playing two shows in one evening.

1968: Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste.

1969: Pink Floyd and Mouseproof appeared at The Civic Hall, Dunstable, England, tickets 14 shillings, ($1.68).

1975: During a UK tour Queen played two shows at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester.

1976: Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10CC to work as a duo and concentrate on other projects including developing 'The Gizmo', a device used to make neo- orchestral sounds on a guitar.

1983: David Bowie played the last night of his 10-date Serious Moonlight tour of Australia and New Zealand at West Springs Stadium, Auckland.

1988: Russian cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 7 took a cassette copy of the latest Pink Floyd album ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ into space and played it in orbit, making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space.

1989: The Rolling Stones played a concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clenson, South Carolina to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Hugo.

1994: The Eagles started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Hell Freezes Over.'

1995: Alice In Chains were at No. 1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album.

2000: The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Beatles 1.'

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