This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys make their TV debut, Tony Bennett sets a Guinness World Record



1942 – Glenn Miller and his Orchestra perform together for the last time. Miller volunteers for the US Army and disappears December 15, 1944 over the English Channel.

1964 – The Beach Boys make their TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show performing “I Get Around” and “Wendy.”

1967 – The Beatles record various parts for the new John Lennon song “I Am the Walrus” and the new Paul McCartney song “Fool On The Hill.”

1973 – Rolling Stone magazine reports that Carlos Santana has changed his name to Devadip now that he is a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.

2011 – Tony Bennett becomes the oldest living person to top the US album chart when the 85-year-old’s Duets II goes to #1. The record, which features collaborations with Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, is also his first US #1 in his 60 year career.


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



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