Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean was born on this day.
Tom Scholz, guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter with the group Boston, was born on this date. Scholz is also a mechanical engineer and inventor.
RCA Records took out an ad in Billboard Magazine to proclaim Elvis Presley as 'the new singing rage.'
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded their acoustic version of 'The Sounds Of Silence' on this date. Unbeknownst to Simon & Garfunkel, the record company's producers added electric guitar, bass and drums to the track and it became a hit the following year.
Pink Floyd released 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' in the United States on this date. The album was on the US album chart for 741 discontinuous weeks between 1973 and 1988, longer than any other album in history. Eventually, the album moved onto the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, racking up another 759 weeks for a grand total of 1,500 weeks on the combined charts as of May 2006.
Doc Green of the Drifters passed away on this day.