On this day in 1956, the BBC banned Bill Haley's new single Rockin' Through The Rye, because they felt the song went against "traditional British standards" with the lyrics, "All the lassies rock with me when rockin' through the rye."
Bluesman B.B. King was born Riley B King in Mississippi on this day in 1925. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues".
Singer Pat Barrett (of The Crew-Cuts) was born in Toronto, Canada, on this day in 1933. Along with Rudi Maugeri, he co-wrote the band’s first hit, Crazy 'Bout You, Baby, in 1954. He died in 2016.