January 18th, 1964 - The Beatles have their first US hit with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ as it enters the charts on this day. It entered at No.45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-selling single in the history of Capitol Records...
June 9th, 1972 – Bruce Springsteen begins assembling the E Street Band after being signed to Columbia Records. Various Asbury Park ex-band members soon join and the final band consisted of Garry Tallent (bass), Clarence Clemons
September 16th 1965 - The Rolling Stones help kick off the second season of the music variety show "Shindig!" by singing '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'. Also performing that night were The Kinks and The Byrds.
June 24th 1966 - The Beach Boys host their 'Summer Spectacular' at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Acts include, The Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, Lovin' Spoonful, Percy Sledge, the Byrds, and the Sir Douglas Quintet.
January 21st 1965 - The Byrds record "Mr. Tambourine Man." Well, not really. The only actual Byrd who performs on the record is lead guitarist/singer Jim McGuinn. Session men replace the rest of the band.