This Day in Music

July 2nd


July 2

2001: Liverpool Airport is renamed John Lennon Airport.  A new logo features a Lennon self-portrait and the words “Above Us Only Sky” from his song Imagine.

1984: When Doves Cry by the artist then known as Prince is #1. The song is the first single released from the soundtrack of Prince’s Purple Rain movie and is his biggest hit, selling more than 2 million copies and topping the pop chart for five weeks.

1979: Sony introduces the Walkman, the first portable cassette player.

1973Will It Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston is #1.

1958: Elvis Presley’s fourth movie, King Creole, opens in US theaters.  Many consider it to be the King’s best film.  Hard-Headed Woman, from the film’s soundtrack, was a #1 hit.

1956Elvis Presley records Don’t Be Cruel.  It will go to #1.

Songs of The Day:

When Doves Cry (Prince); Will It Go Round In Circles (Billy Preston); Imagine (John Lennon); Hard-Headed Woman (Elvis Presley); Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)