1925 – The “WSM Barn Dance” debuts on the Nashville radio station WSM. Two years later, the show is rechristened “The Grand Ole Opry.”
1961 – The Everly Brothers report for duty as artillerymen at Camp Pendleton in southern California after joining the Marine Corps Reserves. By enlisting together, the brothers ensured that they would not be drafted – or separated.
1960 – Patsy Cline records “I Fall To Pieces.”
1962 – James Brown plays a concert that is recorded and released the following year as the album Live at the Apollo.
1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their Wedding Album LP with a photo of their own wedding cake and a copy of their marriage certificate included.
1952 – The Philadelphia dance show Bandstand, hosted by Bob Horn and later by Dick Clark as American Bandstand, debuts on WFIL-TV.
1901 – The first record company, The Victor Talking Machine Company, is incorporated, later merging with the Radio Corporation of America to become RCA-Victor.
1952 – Hank Williams has his last recording session.