We cover all sorts of news, facts and historical and interesting facts that happened on this day in music history.
Today: May 9.
1964: Louis Armstrong topped the US singles chart with 'Hello Dolly', which made him the oldest artist that reached the No.1 spot at the age of 62. In 2011, 85 year-old Tony Bennett broke Armstrong's record when his Duets album topped the US album chart.
1967: Sandie Shaw topped the UK singles chart with 'Puppet On A String'. On this week, there were also two highest new entries: 'The Wind Cries Mary' by Jimi Hendrix and 'Waterloo Sunset' by The Kinks .
1969: The experimental album Electronic Sounds by Beatles member George Harrison was released on Zapple records.
1970: The Guess Who started a three-week run at the top of the US singles chart with 'American Woman'. The song was the band's sixth Top 30 hit and only No.1 hit. The song was born by accident when guitarist Randy Bachman played a heavy riff on stage after he had broken a string, and the other members decided to join in on the jam. A person in the audience who had recorded the show on tape, showed it to the band after the concert and they developed it into a full song.
1981: Adam and the Ants topped the UK singles chart with 'Stand And Deliver.' The song stayed for five weeks at the top of the chart.
1987: Starship started a four-week run at the top of the UK singles chart with the song 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' which was co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren.
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