Buddy Holly (pictured) and his band The Crickets recorded the classic That’ll Be the Day on this day in 1957, while on this day in 1963, The Beatles released their first single in America, Please, Please Me.
George Harrison of The Beatles, by the way, would have turned 74 today had he not died, aged 58, in 2001. Actress Tea Leoni turns 51 today and actor Sean Astin turns 46.
On this day in 1973, the Stephen Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music, premiered at New York’s Shubert Theatre, where it enjoyed 601 performances.
Finally, Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd was at No 1 on the Springbok Radio Top 20 on this day in 1984. It occupied that position for three weeks. Just saying…