1960 – Elvis Presley, who was recently discharged from the Army, appears on Frank Sinatra’s variety TV special, Welcome Home Elvis. The two artists perform “Witchcraft” and “Love Me Tender” together.
1956 – Capitol Tower, the home of Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, is dedicated. Resembling a stack of records, it is the first circular office tower designed in America. It is 13 stories tall and 92 feet in diameter, housing three new recording studios where Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Linda Ronstadt, and many other stars will lay down tracks. The building becomes an LA landmark, with the red light at the top flashing “HOLLYWOOD” in Morse Code.
1961 – The Supremes release their first single, “I Want A Guy.”
1967 – Pink Floyd record their first single, “Arnold Layne.”
1965 – The Beach Boys record “Help Me Rhonda.”
1956 – Elvis Presley signs with the William Morris Agency in order to make himself available to film studios.
1952 – The Philadelphia dance show Bandstand, hosted by Bob Horn and later by Dick Clark as American Bandstand, debuts on WFIL-TV.