On this day in 1962, Ringo Starr makes his first performance with The Beatles, at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. Pete Best was sick at the time.
Martha & The Vandellas release the song “Nowhere To Run,” on this day in 1965. To give the song a grittier sound, snow chains were used to thicken up the percussion of the track.
On this day in 1972, Paul Simon released the single “Mother and Child Reunion.” The song was recorded in Jamaica with Jimmy Cliff’s backup group, it was also Simon’s first new recording without Art Garfunkel.
#1 on this day in 1977 was Mary MacGregor’s “Torn Between Two Lovers.” It stayed at No.1 for two weeks.
On this day in 1983, Def Leppard’s album “Pyromania,” started a 92 week run on the US charts, it never reached No.1 but sold over 6 million copies in the US alone.
Prince released the song “Kiss,” on this day in 1986. The single sold over 1 million copies and is #464 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 greatest songs of all time.
And finally, it was on this day in 1998, that Elton John and Stevie Wonder played for President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the White House.