Today in history: May 12th

Music 12/05/2016
1958: The movie Let's Rock, starring Paul Anka, Danny & the Juniors and the Royal Teens opened to audiences.

1960: Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley appeared on Sinatra's Welcome Home Elvis television special on ABC. Elvis sang "Witchcraft" while Sinatra sang Elvis's hit "Love Me Tender".

1962: Billboard announced that "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean was the top jukebox song of 1961.

1962: "Mashed Potato Time" by Dee Dee Sharp was the top R&B song for a third week.

1962: Mr. Acker Bilk continued to hold down the #1 spot on the Easy Listening chart for a fourth week with "Stranger On The Shore".

1963: Bob Dylan walked out of rehearsals for The Ed Sullivan Show after CBS censors told him he could not perform "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues".

1967: Radio London debuted Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety.

2011: Stevie Wonder received an honorary degree of fine arts from Tulane University in New Orleans.
 
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