Today in History: August 24th

Music 24/08/2016
1956: Elvis Presley recorded "Love Me Tender" and "We're Gonna' Move" at 20th Century Fox Studios in Hollywood, California.

1956: Little Richard played at the Cotton Club in Lubbock, Texas, with native son Buddy Holly in the audience.

1963: Peter, Paul & Mary made it four straight weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with "Blowin' In The Wind".

1963: Stevie Wonder became the first artist of the Rock Era to have the #1 single ("Fingertips, Pt. 2") and the #1 album (The Twelve-Year-Old Genius) at the same time and the first to be #1 on those two as well as #1 on the R&B chart.

1964: The Beatles performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California.

1967: The Beatles met with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Park Lane Hilton in London.

1974: Eric Clapton held on to the #1 album with 461 Ocean Boulevard.

1978: Louis Prima, who had a hit with "That Old Black Magic" in 1958 with wife Keely Smith, died of pneumonia in New Orleans, Louisiana at age 67.

1979: B.B. King celebrated his 30th year in the music business in a special event at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California.