1955 – Billboard announces that, for the first time, seven-inch 45 rpm singles are outselling 78s in US.
1955 – Billboard reported that for the first time since their introduction in 1949, 45rpm singles were outselling the old standard 78’s.
1955 – Actor and guitar player Jeff Daniels is born in Georgia. In 1989, Daniels plays guitar on fellow actor Don Jonson’s album, “Let It Roll.”
1955 – Born on this day, Brian James, The Damned, (1986 UK No.3 single ‘Eloise’), Lords Of The New Church.
1955 – Bill Laswell, avant-garde bassist and co-author of Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit,” is born in Salem, Ill. Bill Laswell born on This Day In Rock in Salem, Illinois and raised in Albion, Michigan, is an American bassist, producer and record label owner. He is married to Ethiopian singer Gigi. Being involved in hundreds of recordings […]
1955 – James Brown records “Please Please Please” for radio station WIBB in Macon, Ga.