This Day in Music History (August 10)

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1961- Helen Shapiro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Don’t Know’. Aged 14, Shapiro became the youngest act ever to score a UK No.1.

1976- Elton John played the first of ten sold out nights at Madison Sq. Gardens in New York City. The $1.25 million generated from the shows broke the record set by The Rolling Stones in 1975.

2002- Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage at a resort in Hawaii. The marriage was Presley’s third. She was married previously to musician Danny Keough and pop star Michael Jackson. Cage filed for divorce four months later.

2016- Ed Sheeran was being sued in America over claims that his track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ rips off a Marvin Gaye song. The family of the man who co-wrote ‘Let’s Get It On’ says it copies key parts of the track. Ed Townsend’s relatives were asking for a jury to decide if they’re owed damages.

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