1921: Allen Ginsberg beat generation poet (1969 Arts & Letters Award) Check him out (and THE UP, Seger, Commander Cody and a whole lot more!) on 54 minures of Ten For Two on YouTube.
1927: Herman “Little Junior” Parker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGRBimxnNWA
1931: Cab Calloway records
Minnie The Moocher
This was the first Jazz tune to sell a million copies! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA2G9REhkx0
"Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem Check out Jimi's version on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa-q-ztyZZw
1952: Lloyd Price cuts "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" for Specialty Records in New Orleans. It tops the R&B and Best Seller charts for seven weeks
1956: "Please, Please, Please," James Brown's first single for Syd Nathan's Federal label (a King subsidiary), is released, thereby launching the career of this legendary soul singer.
1965: Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
1966: Buffalo Springfield forms