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.
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.
1962 – Parlophone releases the first Beatles single, “Love Me Do.” The song gets its first radio spin that same day on Radio Luxembourg.
1968 – Led Zeppelin start recording their debut album at Olympic Studios in London. It takes just about 36 hours of studio time to complete, and cost around £1,780 ($2320). Most of the tracks are recorded live in the studio with very few overdubs.
1966 – The Monkees TV show makes its debut, with four actors chosen to portray a pop band based on The Beatles. The fictional band becomes very real and they eventually play on their own recordings instead of studio musicians.
1952 – Ray Charles records his first four songs for Atlantic Records after they buy out his contract with Swingtime.
1968 – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham make their live debut as Led Zeppelin but are billed as The New Yardbirds at Teen Club in Gladsaxe, Denmark.