Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1944 and 2012.
On this day in 1944 Peggy Santiglia, future member of the singing group The Angels and Dusk, is born in Belleville, New Jersey. Also on this day Richie Furay future singer-songwriter for Buffalo Springfield and Poco is born in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
On this day in 1959 the very first Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles, California with Record of the Year going to Domenico Modugno's “Nel Blu, Dipinto di Blu (Volare)” and Henry Mancini's The Music From Peter Gunn soundtrack winning Album of the Year. The Champs' “Tequila”, for some reason, takes home Best Rhythm and Blues Performance.
On this day in 1964 Denny Laine, Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder form the M&B Five in Birmingham, England. (They would later change the name of the group to The Moody Blues.)