2008: Britney Spears’ Womanizer debuts at #1. It’s her second #1. Baby One More Time topped the charts in 1999.
2004: Ciara’s Goodies is #1.
1982: Hall & Oates release their album H2O. It includes the hit Maneater.
1976: Rick Dees’ novelty song Disco Duck hits #1.
1971: Isaac Hayes releases his theme from the movie Shaft. It goes to #1 and wins an Oscar for best song. Here’s the official trailer for the 1971 movie version: Video.
1966: Grace Slick makes her first stage appearance with Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco.
1965: The Beatles record Day Tripper.
1965: The Great Society, featuring Grace Slick, open for Jefferson Airplane at a dance/concert at San Francisco’s Longshoremen’s Hall. The band originated White Rabbit and Somebody To Love, later big hits for the Airplane.
1964: Composer Cole Porter dies at seventy-one. He wrote the classics Night And Day and Anything Goes.
1962: Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea (Michael Balzary) is born. Dani California is the band’s biggest hit.
1957: Singer Sam Cooke releases You Send Me, his biggest hit.
1956: Elvis Presley’s first film, Love Me Tender, premieres.
1947: Singer-guitarist Bob Weir of Grateful Dead is born. He sings many of the band’s songs, including Sugar Magnolia.
1911: Gospel singing star Mahalia Jackson is born. Known as “the Queen of Gospel”, her version of Amazing Grace is her best-known song.
Songs of The Day:
Sugar Magnolia (Grateful Dead); Amazing Grace (Mahalia Jackson); Night And Day (Fred Astaire); White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane); Daytripper (Beatles); Disco Duck (Rick Dees); Womanizer (Britny Spears); Shaft Theme (Isaac Hayes); Goodies (Ciara); Dani California (Red Hot Chili Peppers)