1964 – Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ was released in the US. It went on to reach No.1 four weeks later.
1964 – Following a concert at New York’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the Beatles meet Bob Dylan for the first time. The bohemian introduces the Fab Foursome to the joys – or otherwise – of marijuana.
1964 – The Supremes enjoy their first No. 1 with “Where Did Our Love Go?”
1961 – Tears for Fears’ Roland Orzabal is born today.
1964 – On today’s chart, the Beatles are at No. 19 with “Ain’t She Sweet.” The Beatles album Something New also peaks at No. 2, where it sits behind the chart-topping A Hard Day’s Night. In more Beatles news, Liberty Records announces that The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles is currently shifting 25,000 units a day.
1964 – Martha & the Vandellas release their single “Dancing in the Street.” It becomes their biggest hit, peaking at No. 2.
1964 – Singer, songwriter, piano virtuoso, Tori Amos is born Myra Ellen Amos in Newton, N.C.
1964 – The Ventures hit #8 with “Walk Don’t Run ’64”.
1964 – “Where Did Our Love Go” by the Supremes goes to #1.
1964 – Ever since the Beatles expressed a love of jellybeans, their concerts have featured plenty of offerings from the fans. However, at today’s gig in Las Vegas, they have to stop playing twice in order to ask the audience to let up with the barrage of candy.
1964 – The Beatles kick off their second American tour at San Francisco’s Cow Palace. Support comes from the Righteous Brothers, Jackie DeShannon, the Exciters, and Bill Black’s Combo.
1964 – The Beatles’ first U.S. tour opens at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.