August 7th: On this Day In Music History
|1954, Elvis Presley appeared at the Eagles Nest in Memphis Tennessee, (the first of 12 shows at the venue in this year). The advertisement in the local paper read; "See and hear Elvis singing That's All Right and The Blue Moon of Kentucky."|
1957, The Quarry Men played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, (without Paul McCartney who was away at Boy Scout summer camp). The Cavern was still a jazz club, but skiffle was tolerated, but when John Lennon dared to play 'Hound Dog' and 'Blue Suede Shoes', the club owner sent a note to the stage saying, "Cut out the bloody rock!"
1963, this weeks UK Top 5 albums: No.5, Elvis Presley, 'It Happened At The World's Fair', No.4, 'West Side Story', Soundtrack, No.3, Cliff Richard, 'Cliff's Hit Album', No.2, The Shadows, 'Greatest Hits', No.1, The Beatles, 'Please Please Me.'