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January 22nd, 1966 The Beach Boys Record ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’

On January 22nd, 1966, The Beach Boys went into studio to record ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’, which would be the opening track on their forthcoming album ‘Pet Sounds.’

January 21st, 2002 American Singer-Actress Peggy Lee Dies Age 81

On this day in 2002, American singer and actress Peggy Lee died of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 81. Peggy Lee has the 1958 US No. 8 & UK No.5 single ‘Fever’ and was … read more

January 20th 1988, The Beatles Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On this day in 1988, The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! George, Ringo,Yoko, Sean, and Julian Lennon all attend but Paul McCartney does not attend. Instead he sent a letter stating that continuing business … read more

On This Day in 1967 The Monkees were at No.1 with ‘I’m A Believer’

January 19th, 1967, The Monkees were at No.1 on the UK singles with ‘I’m A Believer’, the group’s only UK No.1. “I’m a Believer” is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz.

December 1st, 1958 The Teddy Bears at No. 1 with ‘To Know Him is to Love Him’

On December 1st, 1958, The Teddy Bears were at No. 1 on the US singles chart with ‘To Know Him is to Love Him.’ The title of the Phil Spector song came from words on his father’s tombstone.

November 14th, 1936 Freddie Garrity was born

On November 14th, 1936, singer and actor Freddie Garrity was born. As the frontman and comical element in the 1960s pop band, Freddie and the Dreamers, Garrity’s trademark was his habit of leaping up and down during performances. This, combined … read more

November 13th, 1976 Rod Stewart at No. 1 with ‘Tonight’s The Night’

On November 13th, 1976, Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tonight’s The Night’. It was Rod’s second US No. 1; it made No. 5 in the UK after being banned … read more

November 12th, 1944 Booker T. Jones was born

On November 12th, 1944, American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, Booker T. Jones was born. He’s best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.’s.

November 11th, 1954 Bill Haley at No. 1 with ‘Shake Rattle And Roll’

On November 11th, 1954, Bill Haley scored his first US Top ten single with ‘Shake Rattle And Roll’. He had dropped his cowboy image about a year and a half earlier, while renaming The Saddlemen to Bill Haley and His … read more

November 7th, 1937 American singer-songwriter Mary Travers was born

On November 7th, 1937, Mary Travers, of Peter Paul and Mary, was born. Peter, Paul and Mary were one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. Unlike most folk musicians who were a part of the early 1960s … read more