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Queen reach six million album sales in UK

Queen's Greatest Hits was an instant success, peaking at number one on the UK Albums Chart for 4 weeks. It has spent 833 weeks in the UK Charts, and is the best-selling album of all time in the UK, selling over 6 million copies. It is certified eight times platinum in the US and is Queen's most commercially successful album worldwide with over 25 million copies sold, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Whitney Houston is found dead

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. Houston was found unconscious in Suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PST.

Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett dies aged 67

Bennett died of colon cancer, aged 67, in Englewood, New Jersey. Her body was discovered on February 11, 2009. A week after her death, it was revealed that she had suffered from anorexia nervosa and schizophrenia in the years after the Ronettes break up and that later on, she had been homeless in New York.

Culture Club singer Boy George bizarrely appears on action series 'The A-Team'

In this episode, Boy George was led to believe Culture Club would be playing at the Forum, not the Floor ‘Em. He's a good sport about the mix-up, however, and cheerfully heads over to the Floor ‘Em with Face and Murdock to check out the new venue. Boy George's appearance was surprising.

The fifth Brit Awards are held

The 1985 Brit Awards were the 5th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They are run by the British Phonographic Industry. The ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and was hosted by Noel Edmonds.

The Brotherhood Of Man are at #1 on the UK singles chart

Figaro is a song by British pop group Brotherhood of Man. It was released as a single and became the group's 3rd and final number one hit in the UK. The song spent one week on top of the charts in the UK and becoming one of the 20 best selling singles of the year. It was awarded a gold disc by the BPI.

The Monkees set a new record, jumps from #122 to the top

More of the Monkees is the second full-length album by the Monkees. It was recorded in late 1966 and released on Colgems label #102. It displaced the band's debut album from the top of the Billboard 200 chart and remained at No.1 for 18 weeks—the longest of any Monkees album.

The Beatles make their American concert debut

The Beatles' first U.S. concert took place, at Washington Coliseum. The concert was attended by eight thousand fans. The Beatles performed on a central stage in the arena, with the audience on all sides, and there were regular pauses to enable the band to turn their equipment around and perform facing in another direction.

In less than ten hours, The Beatles recorded ten new songs

The Beatles began working their way through their live set song by song, the number of takes varying on each, and finished at 10:45 pm – less than 13 hours later – capturing, in essence, an authentic representation of the band's Cavern Club-era sound. The day ended with a cover of "Twist and Shout", which had to be recorded last because John Lennon had a particularly bad cold and Martin feared the throat-shredding vocal would ruin Lennon's voice for the day.

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