“Unchained Melody” is a 1955 song, four versions of which were simultaneously in the US Top 40 on 14 May of that year, recorded by Les Baxter (#1), Al Hibbler (#3) , Roy Hamilton (#6), and June Valli (#29). That was an unbeaten record for any song, the first of its many renditions to chart,… Read More Unchained Melody 🎶
On 7 March 1917 the first jazz record ever made was released by Victor Talking Machine Company, which was later acquired by Radio Corporation of America changing its name to “RCA Victor” and, eventually, to simply “RCA”. The music had been recorded in New York City by The Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) and the… Read More When Jazz was Jass (1)
On 19 July 1954 Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording was released by Sun Records. Elvis was a 18-year-old truck driver when he first went to that recording studio in Memphis. It was a Saturday night in the summer of 1953 and he paid $3.98 plus tax to record a song as a birthday present to… Read More Elvis – The Missing Link (1)
On 23rd October 1962 Little Stevie Wonder recorded his first song for Motown Records. The single bombed. It was “Thank You For Loving Me All The Way” and was released when he was only 12-years-old, giving him the title of “child prodigy” and making him the youngest artist ever to reach No.1.
The Beatles – Yesterday (1965) Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they’re here to stay oh, I believe in yesterday Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be There’s a shadow hanging * over me Oh, yesterday came suddenly. Why she had to go I… Read More A song: “Yesterday”