Today in history: 30th January

Music 29/01/2016
1956: Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Suede Shoes" at the RCA studios in New York City for his first album.

1958: Buddy Holly, Paul Anka, Jerry Lee Lewis & others performed at Sydney Stadium on the first of a six-day tour of Australia.

1959: Elvis Presley was in the U.S. Army, but his double-sided album "One Night"/"I Got Stung" reached #1 in the U.K., his third #1 song.

1965: Dean Martin had a #1 hit with "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You".

1965: Beatles '65 could not be beaten as the top album. The Supremes were the closest on this date with Where Did Our Love Go while the popular "Mary Poppins" Soundtrack was third. Soundtracks, in fact, captured five of the Top 10 positions, with "My Fair Lady" fifth, "A Hard Day's Night" from the Beatles still #6 after 29 weeks, "Fiddler on the Roof" moving from 11-7 and the "Roustabout" Soundtrack from Elvis Presley #8. The rest of the Top 10: Beach Boys Concert at #4, People from Barbra Streisand and 12 x 5 from the Rolling Stones stuck at #10.

1975: The Bee Gees began recording "Jive Talkin'".

1978: The Bee Gees released the single "Night Fever".

1994: Natalie Cole sang the national anthem of the United States at Super Bowl XXVIII at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.