Today in Music History Archives

December 2nd, 2018

1957, Al Priddy a DJ on US radio station KEX in Portland was fired after playing Elvis Presley’s version of ‘White Christmas’ The station management said, ‘it’s not in the spirit we associate with Christmas’.

December 1st, 2018

1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, performing ‘That’ll Be The Day’ and ‘Peggy Sue’. Sam Cooke was also a guest on the same show performing ‘You Send Me’.

November 30th, 2018

1963, The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million selling album by a group in the UK. The album stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that The Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks.

November 29th, 2018

1963, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ by The Beatles was released in the UK. For the first time ever in the UK advanced orders passed the million mark before it was released.

November 28th, 2018

1954, Winifred Atwell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Let’s Have Another Party.’ Atwell was the first black artist to reach No.1 in the UK and the first black artist to sell a million records.