1960 – Patsy Cline records “I Fall To Pieces.”
1965 – The Beatles record “Michelle.”
1961 – Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records, his first recording contract.
1962 – James Brown plays a concert that is recorded and released the following year as the album Live at the Apollo.
1963 – In Britain, the Beatles make their first appearance on a major TV show, Sunday Night at the Palladium.
1963 -The Beach Boys release their 3rd album, Surfer Girl.
1955 – Little Richard enters a New Orleans studio to begin two days of recording. The sessions don’t start well, but they end fantastically. During a break, he and his producer Bumps Blackwell go to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard starts wildly playing the piano in the bar, singing a loud and lewd version of “Tutti Frutti.” With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard records this version of the song with the phrase, “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”
1957 – Elvis Presley appears at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. This is the third and final time the King performs outside of the US.
1965 – Bob Dylan releases Highway 61 Revisited.