July 8th: On this Day In Music History
|1954, Producer Sam Phillips took an acetate recording of Elvis Presley singing 'That's All Right' to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. He played the song just after 9.30 that evening, the phone lines lit up asking the DJ to play the song again.|
|1960, US singer Jimmy Jones was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Good Timin' his only UK No.1.|
|1965, The Hollies single 'I'm Alive' went back to the UK No.1 position for the second time.|
1965, The Dave Clark Five had their movie, Catch Us If You Can, premiere in London. The film was renamed to Having a Wild Weekend for its US release. Songs featured by the group in the movie included 'Catch Us If You Can,' 'Having a Wild Weekend' and 'I Can't Stand It.'
1966, The Beatles released the 'Nowhere Man' 4 track EP in the UK, which included: 'Drive My Car', 'Michelle' and 'You Won't See Me'.