Here are Birthday Cufflinks we love nostalia, we also love reeling back the years to see the main events of. For anyone born in 1962, 50 years ago below is a list of the main musical events of that year. For example the Rolling Stones were formed in 1962. At Birthday cufflinks we made cufflinks from genuine coins from 1962 and inset them into cufflinks. The coins are washed, polished and come in a silver cufflink box. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee so there is not risk to you.

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January 1 – The Beatles and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes both audition at Decca Records, a company which has the option of signing one group only. The Beatles are rejected, mainly as they come from Liverpool and the others are Dagenham-based nearer London.
January 24 – Brian Epstein signs to manage the Beatles.
February 16 – Conductor Bruno Walter, the day before his death, ends his last letter with: "Despite all the dark experiences of today I am still confident that Palestrina will remain. The work has all the elements of immortality".
April 6 – Glenn Gould's performance of Brahms's 1st piano concerto with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic for which Gould used unusually slow tempi, which Bernstein did not favour.
April 7 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet Brian Jones at The Ealing Club, a blues club in London
April 10 – Former Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe dies from cerebral paralysis caused by a brain hemorrhage in Hamburg, Germany.
April 12 – A recording is made of Bob Dylan's concert at the Town Hall, in New York City by Columbia Records. Columbia eventually release the recording of "Tomorrow is a Long Time" from this concert
Sergio Franchi signed to RCA Red Seal recording contract in London by Norman Luboff. Sol Hurok concert contract signed.
August 16 – The Beatles fire Pete Best and replace him with Ringo Starr.
August 17 – Telstar is released in the UK. The song would eventually be the first song by a British group to ever reach the top spot on the Billboard Top 100, proving to be a precursor to the British Invasion.
August 23 – John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell.
October 5 – Release of EMI's first Beatles single, "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You", in the United Kingdom.
October 14 - Sergio Franchi makes American TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show
October 21 - Sergio Franchi makes Sol Hurok American concert debut at Carnegie Hall (sans microphone)
Georges Auric becomes director of the Opéra National de Paris.
André Hodeir's book, Since Debussy, makes controversial claims about the importance of Jean Barraqué as a composer.
José Manuel Calderón becomes the first Dominican musician to record bachata, at the Radiotelevisión Dominicana studios.
The Spokane Philharmonic orchestra becomes the Spokane Symphony.
Dalida is Named Calabrian Citizen of Honour and receives the Radio Monte Carlo Oscar with Johnny Hallyday.
Paul & Paula make their first appearance together while attending Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas.
The Mashed Potato was a popular dance craze, with several songs based around the style.
Lou Harrison visits Taiwan; on his return he forms, with William Colvig, Richard Dee and Lily Chin, the first American ensemble to play traditional Chinese music.

Bands formed

Booker T. & the MG's
The Rolling Stones
The Trashmen

Albums released

Adam Faith – Adam Faith
All Aboard the Blue Train – Johnny Cash
All Alone – Frank Sinatra
All The Way – Brenda Lee
Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith – Jimmy Smith
The Best of Ball, Barber And Bilk – Kenny Ball, Chris Barber, and Acker Bilk
The Best of Julie – Julie London
Big Band Percussion – Ted Heath & His Music
Billy Rose's Jumbo – Doris Day
Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets – Bobby Vee and The Crickets
Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Debut Album
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley & Company – Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley's a Twister – Bo Diddley
Bursting Out with the All-Star Big Band! – Oscar Peterson
Cal Tjader Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil – Cal Tjader
Caravan – Art Blakey
Chuck Berry Twist – Chuck Berry
Close Up In Swing – Erroll Garner
Coltrane – John Coltrane
Come Swing With Me – Frank Sinatra
Del Shannon – Del Shannon
Dizzy on the French Riviera – Dizzy Gillespie
Duet – Doris Day
Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson – Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Gently with Nelson – Ella Fitzgerald
The First Family – Vaughn Meader
For Twisters Only – Chubby Checker
Full House - Wes Montgomery
Girls! Girls! Girls! (OST) – Elvis Presley
Go – Dexter Gordon
Golden Age of Donegan – Lonnie Donegan
Great Motion Picture Themes – Various Artists
Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain – Frank Sinatra
Hancock – Tony Hancock
Hits Of The Rockin' 50s – Bobby Vee
How My Heart Sings – Bill Evans
Howlin' Wolf – Howlin' Wolf
Hymns from the Heart – Johnny Cash
I Left My Heart In San Francisco – Tony Bennett
India's Most Distinguished Musician in Concert - Ravi Shankar
Instant Party – Everly Brothers
It's Trad, Dad! (OST) – Various Artists
Jerry Lee Lewis Volume 2 – Jerry Lee Lewis
La Bella Italia Sergio Franchi
Jorge Cafrune (album) - Jorge Cafrune
Let's Face the Music – Shirley Bassey with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Love Letters – Julie London
A Million Dollars' Worth Of Twang Volume 2 – Duane Eddy
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music – Ray Charles
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two – Ray Charles
Moon Beams – Bill Evans
The Music Man (OST) – Various Artists
Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays – Nat King Cole and the George Shearing Quintet
Night Train – The Oscar Peterson Trio
On Stage with the George Mitchell Minstrels – George Mitchell Minstrels
Out of the Shadows – The Shadows
A Picture of You – Joe Brown
Poema de Amor - Elis Regina
Point of No Return – Frank Sinatra
Porgy and Bess – Original Soundtrack
Pot Luck – Elvis Presley
The Real Ambassadors – Dave Brubeck, Louis Armstrong, Carmen McRae, and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Rock 'N' Roll No.2 – Elvis Presley (re-issue)
Romantic Italian Songs - Sergio Franchi
Rhythm Is My Business – Ella Fitzgerald
S Wonderful 'S Marvellous – Ray Conniff
Sacred Songs – Harry Secombe
Sentimentally Yours – Patsy Cline
Sergio Franchi Sings in Italian - Il Fantastico! - Sergio Franchi
Shirley Bassey – Shirley Bassey
Sinatra and Strings – Frank Sinatra
Sinatra and Swingin' Brass – Frank Sinatra
Sing Something Simple – Cliff Adams Singers
Something Warm – Oscar Peterson
Sophisticated Lady – Julie London
Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys
The Golden Voice of Italy - Sergio Franchi
The Sound of Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash
Stranger on the Shore – Acker Bilk
Take Good Care of My Baby – Bobby Vee
Takin' Off – Herbie Hancock
32 Minutes and 17 Seconds – Cliff Richard and The Shadows
Time Further Out – Dave Brubeck
Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall – Tony Bennett
Tops with Me – Helen Shapiro
Twangy Guitar – Silky Strings – Duane Eddy
Twist with Chubby Checker – Chubby Checker
Twistin' and Twangin' – Duane Eddy
Twistin' Knights at the Roundtable – Bill Haley & His Comets
Vamp of the Roaring Twenties – Dorothy Provine
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Ray Conniff
West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
West Side Story – Oscar Peterson Trio
Whispering Hope – Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
You'll Never Walk Alone – Doris Day
The Young Ones – Cliff Richard and The Shadows

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