1960 – Patsy Cline records “I Fall To Pieces.”
1963 – The Beatles make their only two appearances ever in Ireland, playing at the Adelphi Cinema in Dublin. The group hooks up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who has been appointed to write the screenplay for their as-yet-untitled first motion picture. Owen spends three days with them, observing their hectic lifestyle.
1957 – Jackie Wilson makes his US chart debut with “Reet Petite.”
1960 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who had lost contact since they went to primary school together, run into each other on a train and renew their acquaintance. They soon start playing together and eventually form The Rolling Stones.
1908 – The first two-sided vinyl record is offered for sale by the Columbia label in an ad running in this week’s Saturday Evening Post.
1962 – The Springfields’ “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” becomes the first British song to reach the top 20 on the US charts. Dusty Springfield goes on to have several more solo hits on her own.
1966 – Herb Alpert performs for Princess Grace Kelly at her Monaco palace.
1961 – The Pendletones (later known as The Beach Boys) audition for the Stereo Masters publishing house, leading to the release of their first single, “Surfin’.”
1952 – Ray Charles records his first four songs for Atlantic Records after they buy out his contract with Swingtime.