|1955, Elvis Presley's first release on RCA Victor Records was announced. The first two songs 'Mystery Train' and 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' had been purchased from Sam Phillips of Sun Records. Elvis was described by his new record company as 'The most talked about personality in recorded music in the last 10 years.'|
|1956, Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Marty Robbins song 'Singing The Blues'.|
|1961, Brian Epstein invited The Beatles into his office to discuss the possibility of becoming their manager.|
|1964, The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 single with their version of 'Little Red Rooster'.|
|1965, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was knocked unconscious by an electric shock on stage at the Memorial Hall In Sacramento, California, when his guitar made contact with his microphone.|
|1965, The Beatles set out on what would be their last ever UK tour at Glasgow's Odeon Cinema. Also on the bill, The Moody Blues The Koobas and Beryl Marsden. The last show was at Cardiff's Capitol Cinema on 12th December.|
|1966, British act The New Vaudeville Band started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Winchester Cathedral'. A No.4 hit in the UK.|
1966, Ray Charles was given a five year suspended prison sentence and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana.