June 23rd: On this Day In Music History
|1957, Lonnie Donegan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Gamblin' Man / Putting On The Style', |
the singers second UK No.1. It was the last UK No.1 to be released as a 78rpm as well as a 7' vinyl record.
|1960, Eddie Cochran was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Three Steps To Heaven'. The American singer had |
been killed 3 months earlier in a car crash while touring the UK.
|1962, Ray Charles started a 14-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music'.|
|1962, The film soundtrack to 'West Side Story' went to No.1 on the UK charts for the first time. It spent a total|
of 13 weeks at No.1 on seven different occasions.
|1965, The Yardbirds appeared at The City Hall, Salisbury, England, admission 10 shillings, ($1.40).|
1966, The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with 'Paperback Writer' / 'Rain'. The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process.