1967 – The Beatles complete the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Abbey Road studios in London. The final recordings are of gibberish and noise which would follow “A Day in the Life” in the run-out groove. They record assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick then cuts up and randomly reassembles and edits backwards. At John Lennon’s suggestion, they also add a high-pitch whistle audible only by dogs. These are omitted from the American version of the album.
1936 – The SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America), now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society, is founded.
1939 – Glenn Miller records his theme song, “Moonlight Serenade.”
1948 – Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra are featured in the first televised symphonic concert.
1967 – Pink Floyd record their first single, “Arnold Layne.”
1926 – The first network radio broadcast airs on the new National Broadcasting Company, soon to be known as NBC. The show is four and a half hours of varied performances from New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
1963 – In Britain, the Beatles make their first appearance on a major TV show, Sunday Night at the Palladium.
1963 – A 17-year-old Eric Clapton makes his first appearance with The Yardbirds at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. He replaces their original guitarist Anthony “Top” Topham.
1963 – Murray The K becomes the first American DJ to play a Beatles song on the air when he spins their UK hit “She Loves You” on WINS in New York. Murray would get exclusive interviews with the group when they came to America and would refer to himself as “The Fifth Beatle.”