This Day In Music – May 21st

1955 – Chuck BerryChuck Berry recorded ‘Maybellene’ at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois. The song adapted in part from the Western swing fiddle tune ‘Ida Red’ is said to be one of the first rock and roll songs. The track became Berry’s debut single release in July of this year where it peaked at No.5 on the US chart.

1963 – The BeatlesThe Beatles recorded two BBC radio programs at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They recorded five songs for Saturday Club and six songs for Steppin’ Out.