The first Eurovision Song Contest featured only seven countries, and was broadcast across Europe using a terrestrial microwave relay network that linked the countries of Europe together like an invisible spider’s web.
The concertos may have never even been performed because Christian Ludwig didn’t have good enough musicians to play the complex pieces.
Only two tracks on Dylan’s debut album were his own compositions and it failed to hit the Billboard 100. The album sold less than 5,000 copies in its first year and earnt Dylan the nickname ‘Hammond’s Folly’ from record executives.
The band, whose name has sadly been lost, were auditioning Hendrix to join them but after an exuberant first-set performance opted not to invite him back on stage for the second set.
Fans of the rock band Led Zeppelin rampaged through the Boston Garden arena, causing thousands of dollars of damage.
Composed in the Romantic style, the score received good reviews although responses to the ballet itself were mostly negative. The fortunes of the ballet only turned around with a new staging in New York in 1954.
As Lennon walked from his limousine to the Dakota building’s front entrance, Mark David Chapman fired five rounds at his back, of which four hit him.
Studio engineer Jack Clement, who had discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, was in the control booth and decided to record the session which was the only time that these pop music pioneers would ever record together.
Thriller was released just three weeks after mixing was finished and proved so popular that it was selling a million copies a week at its height.
The Damned had released what is recognised as the first ever punk single a month earlier.