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On This Day | 26th Feb…

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1955, Billboard reported that for the first time since their introduction in 1949, 45rpm singles were outselling the old standard 78’s.

1958, Perry Como was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Magic Moments’ the 2nd No.1 in a row for writers Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It stayed at No.1 for eight weeks.

1965, Jimmy Page released a solo single called ‘She Just Satisfies’ in the UK. Page played all the instruments on it except for the drums, and produced the track, as well as singing lead vocals.

1966, David Bowie & The Buzz appeared at The Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, England

2001, Winners at the Brit Awards included Coldplay, Best British group and Best British album for ‘Parachutes’, Robbie Williams, Best British Male artist and Best single for ‘Rock DJ’, Sonique, Best British Female artist, Best Dance act went to Fat Boy Slim, A1 won Best British Newcomer, Westlife won Best Pop act, Eminem won Best International Male solo artist and U2 won Outstanding contribution to music.

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