Studio engineer Jack Clement, who had discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, was in the control booth and decided to record the session which was the only time that these pop music pioneers would ever record together.
The world’s first ‘Nickel-In-The-Slot Phonograph’ introduced the concept of the jukebox to the public.
‘Stand By Me’ went on to be voted one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band won four Grammy Awards following its release and is widely regarded as one of the most influential albums ever recorded.
Gold records were originally presented to artists by their own label, primarily as a form of self-congratulatory publicity.
The resulting record was released in May, and went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies.
On the 4th December 1956, the Million Dollar Quartet featuring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash were recorded during an impromptu jam session at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
On the 30th November 1982, Michael Jackson released the album Thriller, which went on to become the best-selling album of all time.
On the 17th February 1966 Brian Wilson, the co-founder of the Beach Boys, began the first recording session for the song Good Vibrations at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles.
On the 21st November 1877, American inventor Thomas Edison announced his phonograph, the world’s first practical machine that could record and play sound using a cylinder.