1957 – Can you imagine that legendary Buddy Holly and the Crickets were to audition for Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, but they were rejected.
1963 – The Beatles first LP was released titled Please Please Me and it rose to the top of the UK album chart and stayed there for an impressive 30 weeks.
1965 – The Byrds made their TV debut on NBC’s Hullabaloo with the song “Mr. Tamborine Man”.
1967 – The Bee Gees made their TV debut in the U.K. on Top of the Pops singing “New York Mining Disaster 1941”. I think this is one of the least remembered songs by them so I have included it here. It is interesting to note that in 1941 there was no mining disaster in New York but one occurred in McIntire, Pennsylvania, killing six people.
1974 – “The Show Must Go On” was the last Top Twenty Hit and Gold single for the band Three Dog Night.
1989 – Legendary singer Roy Orbison was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame with Eric Clapton presenting the award to his widow, Barbara.
1990 – Ritchie Valens is best known for the song “La Bamba” was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 31 years after his death.