This Day in Music

January 19th

 

January 19

2006: Soul singer Wilson Pickett dies.  In The Midnight Hour was one of his biggest hits.

2003Norah Jones hits #1 with Come Away With Me.

1997Madonna wins the Best Actress award for her role as Evita at the Golden Globe Awards.  Don’t Cry For Me Argentina was one of the songs from the movie.

1993Fleetwood Mac reforms to play at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration.  Clinton used their song Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow as a campaign theme song.

1946: Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton is born.  Jolene is one of her biggest hits.

1943: Singer Janis Joplin is born.  Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin #28 on its list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”  She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.  Me And Bobby McGee and (Take Another) Piece Of My Heart are two of her biggest hits.

Songs of The Day:

Come Away With Me (Norah Jones); Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Madonna from Evita); Me And Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin); In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett); Jolene (Dolly Parton); Can’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (Fleetwood Mac); (Take Another) Piece Of My Heart (Big Brother & The Holding Company)