1962 – Singer Brenda Lee was hurt when she attempted to rescue her poodle, Cee Cee from her burning house. Cee Cee later died of smoke inhalation.
1962 – Ike & Tina Turner, The Ike-etts, Jimmy Thomas and Mary Brown all appeared at Cocoanut Grove, Sacramento, California.
1962 – The Beatles first single “Love Me Do” reaches its peak of No. 17 in the chart. Cynics suggest that manager Brian Epstein personally bought 10,000 copies to boost its position.
1962 – While staying in London, Bob Dylan performs at the King and Queen Pub.
1962 – Bob Dylan performs at London’s Singers Club on this day in rock history!
1962 – No. 1 in the American singles chart today is the Tornadoes with “Telstar.” Producer Joe Meek’s instrumental tribute to the satellite is also the first record by a British group to top the American chart.
1962 – Ray Coburn, keyboardist with short-lived Canadian ’80s pop act Honeymoon Suite, is born.
1962 – The Osmond Brothers appear for the first time on NBC-TV’s “Andy Williams Show.”
1962 – The Tamla-Motown Rock & Roll Show, featuring the Supremes, the Miracles and Marvin Gaye, comes to Harlem’s Apollo Theatre for a ten-night stand.
1962 – The Beatles travel to Germany and play at Hamburg’s Star Club supporting Johnny & the Hurricanes. It’s their fifth and last season there.