This Day in Music History: Brian Wilson begins recording “Good Vibrations,” Mumford & Sons make their US television debut

Brian Wilson | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN |
Brian Wilson | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN |

1955 – Little Richard sends his first audition tape to Specialty Records.

1960 – The Everly Brothers sign a 10 year contract with Warner Brothers worth $1 million.

1966 – Brian Wilson begins recording the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations.”

1967 – The Beatles begin recording “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.”

1969 – Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan enter the studio to record a series of duets. “Girl from the North Country” is the only song released from this session.

1971 – James Taylor makes his debut on CBS’ The Johnny Cash Show.

1972 – Pink Floyd begin a four-night run at London’s Rainbow Theatre, charging just £1 for tickets. The “Eclipse” songs they play become Dark Side of the Moon.

1979 – The Clash opens their 1st US tour at the Palladium in NYC.

1998 – Ani DiFranco orders 250,000 copies of Little Plastic Castles from her self-owned record label, sparking peak interest in her music cand her DIY approach.

2010 – Mumford & Sons make their US TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman.


1940 – Gene Pitney

1972 – Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

1972 – Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)

1991 – Ed Sheeran


Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.



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