1959 – 1st Grammy Awards

May 4th, 1959

The very first Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles, with Record of the Year going to Domenico Modugno’s “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)” and Henry Mancini’s The Music From Peter Gunn soundtrack winning Album of the Year. The Champs’ “Tequila,” for some reason, takes home Best Rhythm and Blues Performance.


1977: The Beatles, The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl


1945: Stan Kenton, “Tampico”
1956: Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps, “Be-Bop-A-Lula”
1961: The Jarmels, “A Little Bit Of Soap”
1979: Bob Dylan: “Gotta Serve Somebody,” “Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others),” “When He Returns,” “Man Gave Names To All The Animals”


1963: Andy Williams’ LP Days Of Wine And Roses hits #1
1963: The Beach Boys’ LP Surfin’ USA enters the charts
1974: Marvin Hamlisch’s soundtrack LP The Sting hits #1
1974: Grand Funk’s “The Loco-Motion” hits #1


Source: about entertainment

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