This Day in Music

April 19th

April 19

2004: A stage musical version of the Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock opens in London.

1989Madonna’s Like A Prayer is #1.

1978: Patty Smith releases Because the Night.  Bruce Springsteen gave this to Smith with the music and the chorus. She filled in the lyrics.  Springsteen later said “I could not have finished it as good as she did”.  It is her only hit.

1960: Elvis Presley’s Stuck on You is #1.

2003: Motown choreographer Cholly Atkins dies.  He created the memorable dance steps associated with acts like The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Supremes.

1962: Jackie Wilson debuts at the Copacabana in New York.  Higher And Higher is his signature hit.

Songs of The Day:

Like A Prayer (Madonna); Stuck on You (Elvis Presley); Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley); Because The Night (Patty Smith Group); Higher And Higher (Jackie Wilson)