1957 – Buddy Holly and The Crickets Play The Apollo

August 16th, 1957

Buddy Holly and The Crickets, still being billed by the band name only, begin a six-night engagement at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, the first white rock act to play the venue. Although crowds boo a little at first — many, including the venue, assumed they’d be seeing R&B vocal group The Crickets — by the third night of the engagement Buddy’s energy and songs have won them over.


1964:Peter, Paul, and Mary, “If I Had A Hammer”
1966:The Monkees, “Last Train To Clarksville”
1968:Mary Hopkin, “Those Were The Days”


1940:Frankie Masters, “Marching Along Together”
1957:Ricky Nelson, “Be-Bop Baby”
1957:The Everly Brothers, “Wake Up Little Susie”
1968:The Beatles, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”



source: aboutentertainment

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