BILL HALEY of Bill Haley And His Comets
In 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarrymen were appearing. As The Quarrymen were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney — eager to impress Lennon — picked up a guitar and played Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock” and Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-A-Lula.” And the world was blissfully unaware of how it had been changed.
In 1964, The Beatles first film, A Hard Day’s Night, premiered in London.
In 1965, The top single in the land was “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones, their first #1 here in the States.
In 1968, The Rolling Stones scored their sixth US #1 single when “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” hit the top of the charts.
In 1971, Trumpeter and American icon Louis Armstrong died of a heart ailment in New York City less than a month before his 70th birthday.
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