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28 March 1967
Van Morrison Records the iconic 'Brown Eyed Girl'
Brown Eyed Girl is viewed as one of Morrison's classics, but at the time of release the track peaked at number 10 on the Hot 100.
21 March 1989
Madonna releases her #1 album 'Like A Prayer'
'Like A Prayer' served as Madonna's fourth studio album, reaching #1 in eighteen different countries, going 4x Platinum in the UK, USA, Australia and Spain and an impressive 5x Platinum in Canada!
20 March 2014
Celebrate happiness with Pharrell!
Pharrell Williams has teamed up with the United Nations to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. The singer's Grammy Award winning song 'Happy' is this years anthem and Williams is encouraging "people to take action to support the UN and to create a happier world for people everywhere"
18th March 2003
Sugababes and Girls Aloud reach #1 with their cover of Aerosmith's Walk This Way
Two of the most popular Girlbands of the noughties teamed up back in 2003 for a pop vocal battle, all in aid on Comic Relief.
The cover of Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way' reached number 1 on the UK singles chart, giving Sugababes their fifth number 1 and Girls Aloud their third.
March 10th 2014
Metronomy release their fourth studio album Love Letters
24th February 1999
Lauryn Hill wins 5 Grammy awards for her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Born in New Jersey on May 26th 1975, Lauryn Holl is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, producer and actress - best known for being a member of the Fugees for hits "Fu-Gee-La", "Ready or Not" and her breakout hit, "Killing Me Softly".
In 1998, Lauryn Hill released her solo debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill which featured contributions from D'Angelo, Carlos Santana, Mary J. Blige and John Legend. Her only solo album received rave reviews from contemporary music critics and was the most acclaimed album of 1998.
12th February 1979
Blondie have their first UK No.1 single with 'Heart Of Glass'.
Taken from the band's third studio album, Parallel Lines, Heart of Glass was the first of five UK No.1s for Blondie.
With its strength and success, Heart of Gold made the album the group's most successful one, selling over 20 million copies worldwide.
30th January 1969
The Beatles perform in public for the last time on the roof of Apple Records in London.
On January 30, 1969, The Beatles gave their final live performance on the rooftop of the Apple Records building at 3 Savile Row, London."
45 years ago today, Sgt Pepper and his band played live for one last time.
In the last four decades, the Famous Foursome's music has never gone out of style and has raised whole new generations of new fans.
The rooftop "concert" was the first live gig since the band stopped touring in 1965 and was to be their last.
27th January 1756
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born.
One of the greatest and most admired musicians of the Classical era, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born 258 years ago in Austria.
Mozart was and is still considered to have been a musical genius and a child prodigy. Marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures, Mozart composed over 600 works including sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas.
24th January 1957
Elvis Presley records the hit single (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
Written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe, Teddy Bear was recorded by Elvis Presley on 24 January 1957 for release on 11 June that same year.