1990: Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert. He was the long-time Conductor of the New York Philharonic and the composer of West Side Story.
1988: Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog is named “the most played song in the first hundred years of the jukebox.”
1980: The Breaks by Kurtis Blow becomes the first rap single to be certified Gold.
1969: The Beatles record Here Comes The Sun.
1968: The final episode of The Monkees airs on TV.
1967: The Beatles‘ All You Need Is Love is #1.
1964: The Beatles’ first U.S. tour opens at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
1945: Ian Gillan, vocalist and songwriter with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, is born. His biggest hit is Smoke On The Water, which peaked at #4.
1940: Singer Johnny Nash is born. His best-known hit is I Can See Clearly Now.
1940: Cream drummer Ginger Baker (Peter Edward Baker) is born.
Songs of The Day:
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley); The Breaks (Curtis Blow); Here Comes The Sun (Beatles); Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees (The Monkees); All You Need Is Love (Beatles); I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash); Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple); Here Comes The Sun (Beatles)