February 17th: On this Day In Music History
|1960, Elvis Presley won his first Gold record for the album 'Elvis'.|
|1960, The Everly Brothers signed a $1 million (£1.7 million) contract with Warner Brothers Records.|
|1962, Gene Chandler started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Duke Of Earl.'|
|1966, Nancy Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'These Boots Are Made For Walking', Frank's eldest daughters first No.1. |
1967, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song 'Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite' at Abbey Road studio's, London. John's lyrics for the song came almost entirely from an antique poster advertising a circus performance scheduled to take place in Rochdale, Lancashire, in February 1843. John had purchased the poster in Sevenoaks on January 31 while The Beatles were on location for the filming of the 'Strawberry Fields Forever' promotional film.