|1955, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kicked off an eleven date tour of the Southern US states in Abilene, Texas.|
|1960, Aretha Franklin made her stage debut at the Village Vanguard in New York City.|
|1961, The Highwaymen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Michael'. The US group's only UK Top 40 hit. The Highwaymen were US college students who broke up when they graduated.|
1962, The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK singles chart with 'Love Me Do', which peaked at No. 4 on the chart.