Today in history: August 23rd

Music 23/08/2016
1936: Rudy Lewis of the Drifters was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died May 20, 1964 in his hotel in Manhattan, New York of a probable drug overdose.

1962: John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool, England with fellow Beatles George Harrison and Paul McCartney present.

1963: The Rolling Stones appeared for the first time on the British television show Ready Steady Go!, along with the Hollies, Lulu, and the Yardbirds.

1966: The Beatles' double-sided hit "Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" became the group's 11th #1 in the U.K.

1969: The Temptations climbed from #84 to #48 with "I Can't Get Next To You".

1969: Aretha Franklin scored her seventh #1 song on the R&B chart with "Share Your Love With Me".

1969: The Rolling Stones registered their 24th career hit and fifth #1 with "Honky Tonk Women".

1971: Diana Ross had the #1 U.K. song with "I'm Still Waiting".

1975: James Taylor moved to #1 on the Adult chart with "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)".

1980: Olivia Newton-John remained #1 for the fourth week with "Magic".