May 6th 1964 - The Beach Boys record "All Summer Long." Beginning in February 1964, Brian Wilson began a period of rigorous songwriting. Just weeks later he emerged with songs including "I Get Around", "All Summer Long", "Wendy" …
March 24th 1966 - Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with 'Homeward Bound.' Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train.
March 16th 1968 - The posthumously released Otis Redding single 'Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay', started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart. Otis was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967 three days after recording the song.
March 10th 1964 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel record 'The Sounds Of Silence' as an acoustic duo. It wasn't until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art
February 4th 1965 - The Righteous Brothers were at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Phil Spector song 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. Also a UK No.1 at the same time. In 1999 the PRS announced that it was the most played song of the 20th Century.