First EurovisionThe first Eurovision Song Contest is held at the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland. It was won by the host country Switzerland with the song "Refrain", performed by Lys Assia. Swiss flag: Blueskyjay. Flickr. 17-Oct-2011.
Buddy HollyThat'll Be the Day" by Charles Hardin Holley (known professionally as Buddy Holly) and The Crickets becomes a #1 hit in the US. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll". Buddy Holly picture: Forever_22. Flickr. 17-Oct-2011. http://www.flickr.com/photos/forever_22/4859838493/
First cassette tapesFirst cassette tapes made by Philips.
The basic idea behind a cassette is to use magnetic tape to record analog signals for playback. The tape is housed in a plastic or metal case and inserted into a tape deck. The origins of the name come from the French word that means "little box." Cassette picture: Phungruven. Flickr. 17-Oct-2011
The British Invasion BeginsThe British Invasion is a term used to describe the large number of rock and roll, beat, rock, and pop performers from the United Kingdom who became popular in the United States during the period from 1964 through 1966.
Some of the bands are:
The Rolling stones
The Troggs The Animals picture: Ova Dey. Flickr. 10-Nov-2011
The Beatles disbandThe Beatles' (John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney) break-up had numerous causes. It was not a single event but a long transition, including the stop of touring in 1966, and the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, in 1967, meaning the Beatles were personally involved in financial and legal conflicts. The Beatles picture: Zanalee. Flickr. 17-Oct-2011.
Death of Elvis PresleyElvis Presley died because of a drug overdose. He was found by his girlfriend Ginger Alden in the upstairs bathroom. Presley's funeral was held at Graceland, on Thursday, August 18. Approximately 80,000 people lined the processional route to Forest Hill Cemetery, where Presley was buried next to his mother. Elvis Presely picture: Play-R. Flickr. 17-Oct-2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/playroficial/5592375980/
John Lennon is murderedJohn Lennon is murdered outside the Dakota Building in New York City. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived. Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono. John Lennon picture: drinkmashine. Flickr. 10-Nov-2011.
Death of John.H.HammondJohn Henry Hammond II (December 15, 1910 – July 10, 1987) was an legendary American record producer, musician and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s. In his service as a talent scout, Hammond became one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music. Record picture: shotbygrant. Flickr. 02-Nov-2011