1990 – Bob Dylan unexpectedly joins Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby to sing “Mr. Tambourine Man” at a Los Angeles tribute to the late Roy Orbison. It is the first time in 25 years that the three former Byrds perform together onstage.
1988 – Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang happy birthday to him.
1975 – No. 1 on the American pop chart today is Linda Ronstadt with “You’re No Good.”
1964 – ‘Oh Pretty woman’ is at No. 1 in the UK on This Day in Rock Music History! Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Oh Pretty Woman’, his third UK No.1. The song has also be immortalized in many commercials and movies such as, ‘Pretty Woman’ starring Julia Roberts.
1964 – Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s Over’, his second UK No.1. Orbison was the first American artist to score a UK No.1 in the past 47 weeks.
1962 – The Beatles, on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles’ fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them.
1952 – The legendary Sun label, run by Sam Phillips, begins issuing its own records. A grand Birthday. Sam Phillips is not just one of the most important producers in rock history. There’s a good argument to be made that he is also one of the most important figures in 20th-century American culture. As owner […]