2009: Michael Jackson is found dead in the Los Angeles mansion he was renting. He was fifty years old. Among his biggest hits are Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean and Black Or White.
2006: Jay-Z celebrates the 10th anniversary of his first album, Reasonable Doubt, by performing the set in its entirety at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
1995: Pink Floyd is #1 on the US album chart with Pulse.
1994: Stone Temple Pilots start a three-week run at #1 with their album Purple. Interstate Love Song is the hit single.
1988: Van Halen start a four-week run at #1 on the album chart with OU812.
1977: Marvin Gaye is #1 with Got To Give It Up, his third #1 single.
1970: Daryl Hall and John Oates (Hall & Oates) record together for the first time (as “Whole Oats”). As Hall & Oates, they have big hits like Rich Girl, She’s Gone and Sara Smile.
1969: The Hollies record He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (with Elton John on piano). The song is based on a phrase associated with Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of Boy’s Town, originally an orphanage. The phrase is Boy’s Town’s motto.
1967: The Beatles‘s All You Need Is Love is recorded live during a TV broadcast. There is a world-wide audience of over 400,000 people.
1945: Singer Carly Simon is born. Her biggest hit is the #1 single You’re So Vain.
Songs of The Day:
You’re So Vain (Carly Simon); He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (Hollies); Got To Give It Up (Marvin Gaye); All You Need Is Love(Beatles); Rich Girl (Hall & Oates); Sara Smile (Hall & Oates); Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots)