1962 – Rap producer Marley Marl is born in Queens, N.Y. His pioneering work includes LL Cool J’s Mama Said Knock You Out.
1962 – The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. That night they performed aboard the vessel MV Royal Iris on the River Mersey. The Beatles’ third and final “Riverboat Shuffle”.
1962 – Everything but the Girl girl Tracey Thorn is born.
1962 – Bob Dylan plays Carnegie Hall as part of an all-star hootenanny. Legend says he unveils his song “Ballad of Hollis Brown” at this show.
1962 – Joanne Catherall, vocalist with the Human League, is born in Sheffield, England.
1962 – “Ramblin’ Rose” reaches #2, becoming Nat King Cole’s highest-charting pop single. It also hits #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #7 on the R&B chart.
1962 – An early Beatles press call doesn’t go too well. After meeting the band members, the Daily Mirror‘s Peter Jones decides they are “a nothing group.”
1962 – Techno pioneer Juan Atkins is born in Detroit. Respect.
1962 – The Beatles record “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” at the Abbey Road Studios in London. The Beatles continue their first recording sessions with producer George Martin, who has asked drummer Andy White to stand by in case Ringo Starr can’t cut it. The band records the Lennon/McCartney songs “Love Me […]
1962 – Sherry (The Four Seasons) was a hit this day in rock history!
1962 – The Beatles record “Love Me Do” at Abbey Road studios in London. The Beatles convene at EMI’s Abbey Road Studio to record with producer George Martin for the first time. Things get off to a bad start when Martin tries to force them to learn Mitch Murray’s song “How Do You Do It.” […]