1958 – Big Records releases “Our Song” by teenagers Tom and Jerry. The duo from Queens, New York will soon become famous under their real names, Simon and Garfunkel.
1963 – “Little” Stevie Wonder performs “Fingertips” at the Regal Theatre in Chicago. The performance is recorded and released as a single in May, becoming the first live recording to hit #1 on the Hot 100.
1964 – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel record “The Sounds Of Silence” as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass, and drums (without the knowledge of Paul and Art) that the song would become a hit in late 1965.
1966 – Bob Dylan records “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine),” “Temporary Like Achilles,” “Rainy Day Women #12 And 35,” “Obviously 5 Believers,” “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat,” and “I Want You.”
1967 – Aretha Franklin releases her 11th album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, while Cat Stevens releases his debut, Matthew & Son.
1977 – At 7:00 am the day after the actual signing, the Sex Pistols have a contract signing ceremony on a trestle bridge set up outside Buckingham Palace. It lasts six days.
1978 – The debut full-length album by the Buzzcocks, Another Music in a Different Kitchen, is released.
1981 – Jimmy Page takes the stage for the first time since the breakup of Led Zeppelin when he joins Jeff Beck during the encore at a London show.
1984 – Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath after a year with the band. He later says, “I was the worst singer Black Sabbath ever had.”
1991 – Mookie Blaylock goes on the Seattle radio station KISW and announces they are changing their name to Pearl Jam, inspired by the jamming they saw at a Neil Young concert a few weeks earlier.
2009 – Ryan Adams marries the singer/actress Mandy Moore at a quiet ceremony in Savannah, Georgia.
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