1956 – Little Richard’s “Tutti-Frutti” crosses over from the R&B to the Read more

1956 – Little Richard’s “Tutti-Frutti” crosses over from the R&B to the

1956 – Little Richard’s “Tutti-Frutti” crosses over from the R&B to the pop chart, rising to #17. Elvis Presley performs “Tutti-Frutti” twice on national TV in February. “Tutti Frutti” is a song by Little Richard, which became his first hit record in 1955. With its opening cry of “Womp-bomp-a-loom-op-a-womp-bam-boom!” (supposedly intended to be a verbal […]

1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in… Read more

1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in…

1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]

1946 – Freddie Mercury of Queen is born in Zanziba… Read more

1946 – Freddie Mercury of Queen is born in Zanziba…

1946 – Freddie Mercury of Queen is born in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; September 5, 1946 – November 24, 1991) was a Zanzibar-born British musician, best known as the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). He was noted […]