American soul and gospel singer Cissy Houston (mother of Whitney Houston) was born on this day in 1933. She was a member of Sweet Inspirations, The Drinkard Singers (with Dionne Warwick), and as a back-up singer worked with Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin. pic.twitter.com/2tgRUloLdo
On this day in 1965, Elvis Presley met Tom Jones for the first time, on the set of the movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style. The two would, in the coming years, become fast friends. pic.twitter.com/pR54yFgErh
In this week in 1956, Bill Haley had FIVE songs in the UK Top 30 – Rockin’ Through The Rye, Saints Rock n' Roll, Rock Around the Clock, Razzle Dazzle and See You Later Alligator.