2012: Singer Scott MacKenzie dies. His big hit was When You’re Going To San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair).
1973: The Doobie Brothers release China Grove.
1970: Bread is #1 with Make It With You.
1969: The Woodstock festival ends with a morning performance by Jimi Hendrix. He closes his set with Hey Joe. A year later a documentary film of the fstival was released.
1964: The Supremes are #1 with Where Did Our Love Go?, their first hit.
1958: Volare by Domenico Modugno is #1. It is the only US chart-topping record to come from Italy.
1956: Elvis Presley is #1 with a double sided single: Hound Dog & Don’t Be Cruel.
Songs of The Day:
China Grove (Doobie Brothers); Make It With You (Bread); Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix); Where Did Our Love Go? (Supremes); Volare (Domenico Modugno); Hound Dog (Elvis Presley); Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley); When You’re Going To San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) (Scott MacKenzie)