Timewarp: This week in History 6th-12th Aug


It's safe to say we dig our music trivia over here at Gorilla- especially a cheeky Popmaster sesh with Ken Bruce. So we thought we would take you on a journey through time and space and recap some of the most important moments in music for this week
(the cool bits, anyway)

Let’s kick off proceedings with a bit of Monday mayhem!
6th August  ‘88, ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Guns N' Roses debut album went to No.1 in the US, singles from the album, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Paradise City’ were all US top 10 hits. Worldwide sales now stand in excess of 28 million!

7th August '82, Dexy's Midnight Runners were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Come On Eileen' their only No.1. It was the Best-selling single of 1982 and the song won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards. COME ON EILEEEEEN!

TEN years after GnR took over America, our very own Spice Girls had the UK No.1 single with 'Viva Forever' in 1998. their 7th UK chart topper! #GirlPower

9th August '63, Whitney Houston was born! The superstar went on to have the 1985 UK & US No.1 single 'Saving All My Love For You', the 1992 UK & US No.1 single 'I Will Always Love You’ We will ALWAYS love you Whitney!

Here’s one for ya, just a mere 13 years ago in 2005, James Blunt was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You're Beautiful’ and Katy Perry kissed a girl… and she liked it!

11th June '79 bid farewell to one of the greatest bands ever, Led Zeppelin played their last UK show when they appeared at Knebworth House. We still have a ‘Whole Lotta Love’ for Led Zepp and we always will.

What a week that was, how do we ever come to terms with never seeing Led Zeppelin live? Did Katy Perry’s girl enjoy the kiss? Will we get a Spice Girls Reunion? Will Axl & Slash ever be besties again?