The number one single today in 1960 was the first, but not only, example of the caveman music genre:
It was also the first song ever played on WLS in Chicago after it turned from country to rock and roll two months earlier.
Today in 1962, Joe Meek wrote “Telstar,” the first song about a satellite:
Today in 1964, the Beatles appeared live on (British) ABC-TV’s “Thank Your Lucky Stars.” The appearance was supposed to be taped, but a strike by studio technicians made that impossible. The band had just appeared at the northern England premiere of their movie “A Hard Day’s Night,” requiring them to get to London via plane and boat.
Today in 1969, David Bowie launched “Space Oddity” …
… and the Rolling Stones released “Honky Tonk Woman”:
The number one song, alone, today in 1987:
Birthdays begin with Thurston Harris, who did one of the versions of …
Bonnie Pointer is one of the Pointer sisters, but she was only briefly one of the Pointer Sisters:
Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi: