1957 – The Everly Brothers record “Wake Up Little Susie.”
1964 – Marvin Gaye records “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.” Written by the Motown team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the title comes from one of Jackie Gleason’s catch phrases.
1956 – Leo Fender patents the successor to his popular “Telecaster” model of electric guitar, this time called the “Stratocaster.”
1971 – Chicago is the first American rock band to play Carnegie Hall.
1920 – KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. With consumers unsure about benefits of radio, the station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news to those with a radio much faster than everyone who had to wait for the morning paper.
1955 – George Martin becomes the head of A&R for EMI’s Parlophone label.