1961 – Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records, his first recording contract.
1958 – Fats Domino records “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday.”
1964 – Bob Dylan makes his first major concert UK appearance when he plays a Sunday afternoon show at the Royal Festival Hall in London listed as a “Folksong Concert.” Dylan’s 18-song set includes the live debut of “Mr. Tambourine Man.” In the interval, Dylan receives a telegram from John Lennon seeking a meeting which never materializes.
1955 – Fats Domino releases “Ain’t That A Shame.”
1955 – George Martin becomes the head of A&R for EMI’s Parlophone label.