|1954, US record labels started to supply radio stations with 45rpm discs for the first time, replacing the 78 records.|
|1963, The Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron" peaked at No.3 on the US singles chart. Produced by Phil Spector, |
who used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become
known as a "wall of sound". Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano,
Hal Blain on drums and Nino Tempo on sax.
|1967, Procol Harum were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', the group's only |
UK No.1. In 2004 the song was named the most played record of the past 70 years. More than 900 recorded
versions by other artists are known.
1967, The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' went to No.1 in the UK. Costing £25,000 ($42,500)
to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics
on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart.
1969, Founder member of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was leaving the group, saying that
he no longer saw 'eye to eye' with the rest of the band.