September 15th: On this Day In Music History
|1956, Elvis Presley started a five-week run at No.1 on the US charts with 'Don't Be Cruel'.|
|1961, a group from Hawthorne, California called The Pendletones attend their first real recording session at Hite Morgan's studio in Los Angeles. The band recorded 'Surfin', a song that would help shape their career as The Beach Boys.|
|1962, The Four Seasons started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sherry', it made No.8 in the UK. They became the first American group to have three No.1's in succession.|
|1964, The Beatles, on tour in the USA, appeared at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. During the performance a group of fans managed to break through the line of police fronting the stage and get up on-stage. Police ordered The Beatles off-stage in the middle of a song, and the concert only resumed after Derek Taylor got on the PA system and pleaded for order to be restored so that the rest of the performance would not be cancelled by the police.|
|1965, the Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores, as home 8-track equipment was still a year away.|
|1966, The Small Faces were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Or Nothing', their only No.1 hit.|
1967, during a UK tour Pink Floyd appeared at the Starlight Room in Belfast, Northern Ireland.