1934 : The Cole Porter musical Anything Goes opens on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre.
1960 : The Beatles’ George Harrison, then just seventeen, is deported from Hamburg, Germany, where the group had been performing at the Kaiserkeller club, back to his native England. Historians typically blame the club’s owner, Bruno Koschmider, who may have tipped the authorities to George’s age; The Beatles had broken his exclusive contract by playing in other venues, then returned to their rooms in one of his other venues and set it on fire in protest of being canned.
1987 : “Mony Mony” by Billy Idol replaces “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany at #1 in the US. Both songs were originally recorded in the ’60s by Tommy James & the Shondells.
1991 : An animated Aerosmith perform Walk This Way on the “Flaming Moe” episode of The Simpsons. The band is one of the first musical guests on the show.
2000 : Backstreet Boys’ Black & Blue debuts with one of the biggest initial retail shipments ever, with about 6 million units.
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