1962 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first perform together as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys.
1962 – The Shirelles release “Soldier Boy.” The single becomes the New Jersey girl group’s biggest hit, selling a million copies and going all the way to No. 1.
1962 – Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated, featuring guitarist Alexis Korner and drummer Charlie Watts, begin a Saturday-night residency at London’s Ealing Jazz club. During their tenure there, young guitarist and R&B fanatic Brian Jones will join the band.
1962 – Born on this day, Clare Grogan, vocals, Altered Images, (1981 UK No.2 single ‘Happy Birthday’) also an actress, her first film appearance was in the acclaimed film Gregory’s Girl, has also appeared in UK soap Eastenders and the comedy Father Ted. Also worked as a VH1 presenter.
1962 – The Shadows started an eight week run at No. 1 in the UK with the single ‘Wonderful Land’ the bands third No.1.
1962 – Terence Trent D’Arby is born in New York City, the son of a minister. Before launching his singing career he is a member of the U.S. Army boxing team. His biggest hit is the No. 1 song “Wishing Well” in 1988.
1962 – Bruce Channel started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hey! Baby’, it made No.2 on the UK chart. Bruce Channel (pronounced “shuh-NELL”) (born Bruce McMeans, November 28, 1940, Jacksonville, Texas) is an American singer, known for his 1962 number one hit, “Hey! Baby”.
1962 – Born on this day, Steve Grantley, Eighth Wonder, (1988 UK No.7 single ‘I’m Not Scared’).