This Day in Music

August 18th

 

August 18

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.

1970Bread 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.

1958Volare by Domenico Modugno is #1. It is the only US chart-topping record to come from Italy.

1956Elvis 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)