Music: 1920- 1969

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  • Billie Holiday was born

    Billie Holiday was born
  • Les Paul was born

    Les Paul was born
  • The word "Jazz" was coined

    The word "Jazz" was coined
  • B.B. King was born

    B.B. King was born
  • Little Richard was born

    Little Richard was born
  • Judy Garland sang on Wallace Berry's radio show on NBC

  • Rockabilly queen, Wanda Jackson was born

    Rockabilly queen, Wanda Jackson was born
  • Billboard Magazine publishes its first "Music Popularity Chart"

  • Frank Sinatra started his solo singing career

    Frank Sinatra started his solo singing career
  • Jimi Hendrix was born

    Jimi Hendrix was born
  • The first jazz concert at the Met, with Louie Armstrong and others

  • Ella Fitzgerald and The Delta Rhythm Boys recorded "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight"

    Ella Fitzgerald and The Delta Rhythm Boys recorded "It's a Pity to Say Goodnight"
  • Frank Sinatra completed his final session with Columbia Records

  • Big Joe Turner recorded the original "Shake, Rattle & Roll"

    Big Joe Turner recorded the original "Shake, Rattle & Roll"
  • 1st Newport Jazz Festival was held

  • The term "Rock and Roll" was coined by Alan Feed

    The term "Rock and Roll" was coined by Alan Feed
  • Rock n' Roll fans under the age of 18 in Cleveland, Ohio were banned from dancing in public

    Rock n' Roll fans under the age of 18 in Cleveland, Ohio were banned from dancing in public
  • Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel."

    Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel."
  • Elvis Presley buys "Graceland"

    Elvis Presley buys "Graceland"
  • The Iranian government banned Rock n' Roll because it went against the concepts of Islam.

  • A Philadelphia court sentenced Jazz singer Billie Holiday to a year's probation after being found guilty of narcotics possession

    A Philadelphia court sentenced Jazz singer Billie Holiday to a year's probation after being found guilty of narcotics possession
  • Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records

    Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records
  • Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Iowa.

    Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Iowa.
  • Bob Dylan makes his New York City debut at Gerde's Folk City

  • Chubby's Chacker's "The Twist" hits no. 1

    Chubby's Chacker's "The Twist" hits no. 1
  • Billboard reports that Ray Charle had started Tangerine, his own record label company

    Billboard reports that Ray Charle had started Tangerine, his own record label company
  • The Rolling Stones start their first Headlining tour (with the Ronettes)

  • Bob Dylan made his first entry into the UK charts with his single "The- Times- They- Are- A- Changin'"

    Bob Dylan made his first entry into the UK charts with his single "The- Times- They- Are- A- Changin'"
  • The first Motown tour starts in London with Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas, Temptations, and the Supremes

    The first Motown tour starts in London with Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas, Temptations, and the Supremes
  • The Beatles hold the top five chart positions simultaneously

    The Beatles hold the top five chart positions simultaneously
  • The Supremes hit no. 1 with "Where Did Our Love Go"

    The Supremes hit no. 1 with "Where Did Our Love Go"
  • The Beach Boys release "Pet Sounds"

    The Beach Boys release "Pet Sounds"
  • Janis Joplin performed for the first time with Big Brother and the holding company at the avalon ballroom in San Francisco.

  • In London, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker formed the band Cream

    In London, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker formed the band Cream
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig ever, in Bromel club

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig ever, in Bromel club
  • Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar on stage at Finsbury Park

    Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar on stage at Finsbury Park
  • The Beatles released "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

    The Beatles released "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  • The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" is released

    The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" is released
  • The Who release "Tommy", the first rock opera

    The Who release "Tommy", the first rock opera
  • BBC Television aired the first ' 33 & A Third Revolution Per Monkee', guests included Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Julie Driscoll

    BBC Television aired the first ' 33 & A Third Revolution Per Monkee', guests included Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Julie Driscoll
  • "The Johnnhy Cash Show" debuts on ABC- TV

    "The Johnnhy Cash Show" debuts on ABC- TV
  • The Rolling Stones announced that they were forming their own record company.

  • Woodstock Music Festival starts

    Woodstock Music Festival starts