1964 – The Yardbirds played at the Rhythm and Blues Festival at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England.
1964 – Born on this day, Ewan Venal, Deacon Blue, (1988 UK No.8 single ‘Real Gone Kid’ plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1964 – Born on this day, Derek McKenzie, The Shamen, (1992 UK No.1 single ‘Ebeneezer Goode’).
1964 – 21 year-old former hairdresser and cloakroom attendant at The Cavern club Cilla Black was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart.’ Written by Bacharach and David it was Black’s first UK No.1. Also this week’s UK Top Ten was the first ever to feature only UK acts.
1964 – The Beatles worked on the final mixes for ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘You Can’t Do That’ tracks. The single, which was released the following month, topped the charts all over the world. Lyrics: Can’t buy me love, love Can’t buy me love I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it […]
1964 – A New York band called The Echoes recruited a young piano player named Billy Joel. The quartet would play cover songs under the names The Lost Souls, The Commandos and The Emerald Lords before Billy split two years later to join The Hassles. He would make his breakthrough in 1973 with “Piano Man”.
1964 – The Bachelors were at #1 on the UK singles chart with “Diane”. This was the Irish trio’s only
1964 – The Bachelors were at #1 on the UK singles chart with “Diane”. This was the Irish trio’s only UK chart topper, although they had 16 other UK Top 40 hits.
1964 – The Beatles made their second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, exactly one week after the first. Before an audience of 3,500 at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, The Beatles performed ‘She Loves You’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’, and ‘I […]
1964 – The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with ‘Meet The Beatles!’ The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks.
1964 – Beatlemania hits New York as the group plays two shows at Carnegie Hall tonight. The New York Times says the audience gave a better performance than the band. The New Street Music record store offers to send anyone who buys a Beatles record to a barbershop next door to receive a free Beatles […]
1964 – The Beatles perform their first American concert at Washington, D.C.’s Washington Coliseum. Also on the bill are Tommy Roe, the Chiffons, and the Caravelles. Over 350 police surrounded the stage to keep the 8,000 plus screaming fans in control. One police officer who found the noise so loud, stuck a bullet in each […]