This Day in Music

December 12th

December 12

2007Ike Turner dies at seventy-six. With his then wife Tina, he had hits like River Deep Mountain High and Proud Mary.

2007: A copy of John Lennon’s book, A Spaniard in the Works, which containing a lock of Lennon’s hair, sells at auction House for £24,000, ($48,000).

2003Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

1964: The Beach Boys are #1 on the album chart with Beach Boys Concert

1943Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is born.  His biggest hit with the band is Ramblin’ Man

1940: Singer Dionne Warwick is born   She has her biggest hits with Hal David/Bert Bachrach songs like Do You Know The Way To San Jose?The Look Of Love and Always Something There To Remind Me.

1915: Singer-actor Frank Sinatra is born.  Known as “The Chairman Of The Board”, he is the ringleader of “The Rat Pack”, which included Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.  His many many hits include My WayFly Me To The MoonMy Kind Of TownStrangers In The Night,That’s Life and Luck Be A LadySomethin’ Stupid, a duet with his daughter Nancy, tops the charts for four weeks in 1967 and is his most recent #1.

Songs Of The Day:

Proud Mary (Ike & Tina Turner); River Deep Mountain High (Ike & Tina Turner); Ramblin’ Man (Allman Brothers Band); Do You Know The Way To San Jose? (Dionne Warwick); The Look Of Love (Dionne Warwick); Always Something There To Remind Me (Dionne Warwick); My Way (Sinatra); Fly Me To The Moon (Sinatra): My Kind Of Town (Sinatra); Strangers In The Night (Sinatra); That’s Life (Sinatra); Luck Be A Lady (Sinatra); Somethin’ Stupid (Frank/Sinatra/Nancy Sinatra)