Today in 1956, Elvis Presley signed a seven-year contract with Paramount Studios.
The movies won no Academy Awards, but sold a lot of tickets and a lot of records.
The number one album today in 1968 was the soundtrack to “The Graduate”:
The number one single today in 1974:
Today in 1974 was the first California Jam:
Today in 1976, the first quadraphonic movie soundtrack hit the ears of listeners:
Birthdays begin with Merle Haggard:
Tony Conner of Hot Chocolate:
Two deaths of note today in 1998: Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics …
… and Tammy Wynette:
Another in 2004: Niki Sullivan of Buddy Holly’s Crickets: