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Were The Beatles at #1 on the day you were born?
22 September 2009
11.37am
Spiritinthesky
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Have you ever done this?

 

See what song was #1 on the day you were born.

 

My number #1's are:

'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon in the US

'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' by Little Jimmy Osmond in the UK

'Ben' by Michael Jackson in Australia

 

See if you get a Beatles song
http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…..irthdayno1

23 September 2009
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Joe
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Cool site! Sadly I was born six years after Let It Be came out, so The Beatles wouldn't figure Frown

UK – Brotherhood of Man – Save Your Kisses For Me

US: Bellamy Brothers – Let Your Love Flow

Oz: Abba – Fernando

The 1960s were better Wink

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24 September 2009
5.28am
JimF51
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US   Too Young – Nat King Cole

UK   With These Hands – Nelson Eddy & Jo Stafford

AU   No record

Know who Cole and Eddy are, but that's it. Never heard those songs Surprised

The Beatles were only avg. of 9 years old!!

26 September 2009
11.59pm
NOWhere Man
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US – Don't Throw Your Love Away / The Searchers

UK – Can't Buy Me Love / The Beatles

AU – Can't Buy Me Love /The Beatles

Lots of Love!

27 September 2009
6.10am
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UK: It's All Over Now – The Rolling Stones

US: Rag Doll – The Four Seasons

AU: You're My World – Cilla Black

Doing the search on the right side of the page, I found that on the day I was born:

The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton with The Fourmost and the Shubdubs (whose drummer, Jimmy Nicol, would later fill in for an ill Ringo Starr on The Beatles' world tour). Also in the US The Ed Sullivan Show re-broadcast The Beatles' first live television appearance on the Sullivan show (from February 9). On the way to tonight's gig George Harrison was involved in a minor crash in his brand new E-Type Jaguar in Kings Road, Fulham, London. Passing pedestrians collected bits of broken glass as souvenirs.

I know you know what you know, but you should know by now that you're not me ~ Ron Nasty
27 September 2009
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Joe
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Oh, that's great. I'm glad you found out such detailed stuff about your birth date.

In time I'm aiming to cover every day I have information for (quite a bit of this stuff is documented, it's just a matter of time getting it all together), from the 1940s to the present day. At the moment I'm just doing key dates – I'm up to March 1969, with John and Yoko's honeymoon, bed-in etc.

It's taking quite a while, but the more minor dates should be quicker to do. When it's all complete I have some ideas for 'on this day' features.

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1 December 2009
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vonbontee
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Born 10 weeks after "All You Need Is Love" hit #1, and six weeks before "Hello Goodbye" did the same. Which makes the Canadian chart topper on the date of my birth "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock (who allegedly took their name from a certain Beatles track!)

As for the rest of the world:

 

USA – Lulu, "To Sir With Love"

UK – The Bee Gees, "Massachusetts"

Australia – Engelbert Humperdinck, "The Last Waltz"

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
28 December 2009
5.04am
Henry the Horse
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Looks like I'm one of the old geezers on this forum. But it was interesting to learn a few musical facts about the day I was born (June 26, 1955), such as:

"Elvis Presley (Scotty Moore and Bill Black) played the first of three nights at the Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. The local paper ran a preview which read; 'A good looking youngster who has become a juke-box favorite with his That's Alright, Mama, and Blue Moon of Kentucky.?Presley is expected to repeat some of his hit tunes at the Airmen's Club show in addition to mixing up a few country tunes with some 'bop' and novelty numbers.'”

Hmm…Elvis played bop?  Wonder what Bird and Diz would say about that assessment…Wink

I also learned at http://www.joshhosler.biz/Numb…..tMonth.htm that Perez Predo's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" was the #1 song on the day I was born.  The Beatles never had a #1 song on my birthday, although "World Without Love" by Peter and Gordon was at the top of the charts on 6/26/64.

JBL

28 December 2009
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I only know that Elvis was at #1 in the UK,(possibly in the US, also) on the day I was born with, One Night!

Also, Elvis was at #1 in the UK, on the day my ex-wife was born, with 'Wonder of You.'

29 December 2009
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SugarPlumFairy
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Only in Australia with a double a-side of Nowhere Man / Norwegian Wood. I was unaware of this until just now, but I've always been strangely proud of the fact that I was born bang in the middle of the Revolver sessions. They don't actually seem to have been in the studio on the day itself, but on the days either side they recorded Rain. Yes I know it wasn't actually on the album, but you know what I mean!

29 December 2009
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Alissa
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Ergh, being born in 1992 is extremely boring- I missed everything!

I'm somewhat proud of this fact though; the Beatles recorded Birthday on my birthday! When I found out I think I freaked out a bit haha, I'm convinced it's fate!

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
30 December 2009
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I'm with Henry the Horse here – there were NO Beatles when I came into the world Laugh

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
30 December 2009
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I know it's not quite the same, but as a 16 year-old in 1982 the hype around the 20th anniversary of the release of Love Me Do was pretty exciting, what with the glossy souvenir magazines and everything. It couldn't possibly have compared to being around at the time in the 60s of course, but it was the closest that fans of my age could get. And it was a real thrill to see the boys actually slugging it out in the higher reaches of the charts for the first time.

30 December 2009
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Amphion
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Its a sad fact that John made his last live performance on what was my 13th Birthday, 28th November 1974. Madison Square Gardens, with Elton John.

13 January 2010
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Being born in 1998, no Beatles, but 30 years before my birthday, Hey Jude was #1 in the US and Austrailia. :)

14 January 2010
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Joe
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Welcome to the site/forum KaabiStar, you young'un! You're lucky to have The Beatles in your life already – they'll stay with you forever.

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28 January 2010
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PaulRamon
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Amphion said:Its a sad fact that John made his last live performance on what was my 13th Birthday, 28th November 1974. Madison Square Gardens, with Elton John.


We share the same birthday but this was my 5th birthday. Why didn't my mum and dad get me tickets for Elton John instead of Ker Plunk?

Absolutely nothing happened on my birthday according to that website. I checked another one and The Archies were number one with Sugar Sugar (Good god no!) but then again it could have been worse. Had i been born 3 weeks later it would have been Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris! In the US, Come Together/ Something went to number one the day after i was born so thats pretty cool.

Onward my friends, and glory for the thirty ninth!!
28 January 2010
10.53pm
Elsewhere Man
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#1 songs on 14 October, 1967 were…

UK: Massachusetts – The Bee Gees

US: The Letter – The Box Tops

AU: The Last Waltz – Engelbert Humperdinck

OK, not so great except for "The Letter." Good song. And one of the shortest #1s of all time.

However, a year later, "Hey Jude" was parked at #1 both in the US and AU but the UK favored Mary Hopkin's "Those Were The Days." In 1965 "Yesterday" was #1 in the US. Other than that, October is not a very Beatle-y month.

11 February 2010
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MadiYasha
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Peh, I was born in 1995, so I got nothing D:

"I'd like to end up sort of unforgettable."
24 November 2010
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I want To Hold Your your Hand got released 33 years before I was born but I really was born 40 years to late

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
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