Today in 1949, RCA released the first 45-rpm record.
The seven-inch size of the 45, compared with the bigger 78, allowed the development of jukeboxes.
The number one single today in 1964:
The number one single today in 1969:
The number one single today in 1975:
The number one single today in 1992:
Today in 2004, Super Bowl XXXVIII, a great game, was obscured by its halftime show:
The number one single today in 2005, 45 years after its original release:
Today in 2008, NASA chose the first song to be beamed directly into space:
Birthdays begin with Bob Shane, one of the original Kingston Trio:
Don Everly of the Everly Brothers …
… was born the same day as Ray Sawyer, better known as Dr. Hook:
Mike Campbell played guitar for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:
Who is Antoine Patton? Maybe you know him as Big Boi of OutKast:
One death of note, today in 1989: Paul Robi of the Platters: