1960 Elvis begins filming Wild In The Country.
1961 Jimmy Dean’s “Big, Bad John” becomes the 100th US number one single of the Rock and Roll era. He wrote it in an hour and a half while flying to Nashville for a recording session.
1964 The Beach Boys appear live on Ready Steady Go!
1965 Bill Graham opened The Fillmore West in San Francisco as a west coast partner to his Fillmore East in New York. The venue was the launching pad for The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company and many other local bands. Both sites remained in operation until 1971.
1968 The Monkees’ film, Head debuts in New York. Reviews are harsh and the picture is a box office disaster.
1973 Gram Parsons’ manager Phil Kaufman is fined $300 for stealing Parsons’ body from the Los Angeles International Airport. After he took the body, Kaufman had it cremated instead of taking it to the funeral home. Kaufman claimed it was Parsons’ wish to be cremated.
1998 Don Julian, who lead The Larks on their 1964 #7 hit “The Jerk”, died of pneumonia at the age of 61.
2006 59 year old British singer and actress Marianne Faithfull announced that she has fully recovered from breast cancer and planned to resume her postponed world tour.
2015 Over 38 years after his death, Elvis Presley topped the UK album chart for a 12th time with “If I Can Dream”, a collection of Elvis classics featuring orchestral re-workings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. That feat meant that Elvis has had more UK number one albums than any other male solo artist.