1964 – Born on this day, Jeff Hanneman, guitar, Slayer, (1995 UK No.50 single ‘Serenity In Murder’).
1964 – Born on this day, Angie Stone, singer, songwriter, Vertical Hold, solo. Written hits for Mary J. Blige & D’Angelo.
1964 – Born on this day, Roddy Frame, guitarist, singer, songwriter, Aztec Camera, (1988 UK No.3 single ‘Somewhere In My Heart’).
1964 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles. This first American release by the Beatles is one of the biggest selling British singles of all time with worldwide sales of 15 million copies.
1964 – The Rolling Stones appear on British television’s Juke Box Jury, where they pass judgment on that week’s single releases.
1964 – On British television, producer Phil Spector appears on the program Juke Box Jury, rating the week’s singles.
1964 – The Yardbirds featuring Eric Clapton appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England.
1964 – Meet the Beatles is released in the United States.
1964 – The Beatles made their US chart debut when ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ entered the chart at No.45. It went on to spend seven weeks at the No.1 position.
1964 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “There! I’ve Said It Again,” Bobby Vinton. This song can be considered the last No. 1 song before the British invasion. After four weeks at No. 1, Vinton turns over that spot to the Beatles and their first U.S. hit, “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”