Classic Hits History: January 24

guthriesToday in Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1957, Elvis Presley recorded “Teddy Bear.”

In 1961, Bob Dylan arrived in New York City. He made his professional singing debut when he opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City on April 11.

In 1962, Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience.

In 1969, Jethro Tull played its first U.S. concert in New York City as the opening act for Led Zeppelin.