2012: Pink has her first #1 album with The Truth About Love. Just Give Me A Reason was a #1 song from the album.
2003: Singer Robert Palmer dies. His biggest hit was Addicted to Love. The music video for the song was an MTV classic. Here’s the official version of the music video: Video.
1975: Vicki Sue Robinson records Turn The Beat Around.
1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show open. The movie becomes a cult classic. It stars Meat Loaf along with Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.
1974: John Lennon releases his solo album Walls and Bridges. It includes the single Whatever Gets You Thru the Night.
1967: Elvis Presley releases Big Boss Man.
1965: Queen Elizabeth II awards the Beatles the Order of the British Empire.
1964: The Kinks release You Really Got Me. It’s their first U.S. hit, peaking at # 7.
1957: The Monotones record Book Of Love.
1957: West Side Story opens on Broadway and runs for 732 performances. Hits from the musical include America, Maria and Tonight.
1956: The Association’s Cherish is #1.
1948: Olivia Newton-John is born. Her hits include You’re The One That I Want (from Grease) and Physical.
1945: Singer Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music is born. His hits include Avalon, Dance Away and Love Is The Drug.
1898: Composer George Gershwin is born. His best-known composition is Rhapsody In Blue, used as the United Airlines theme. He also co-wrote (with his lyricist brother Ira) such standards as Summertime, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Sophisticated Rhythm.
Songs of The Day:
Just Give Me A Reason (Pink); Addicted To Love (Robert Palmer); Turn The Beat Around (Vicki Sue Robinson); Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (John Lennon); Big Boss Man (Elvis Presley); You Really Got Me (Kinks); Book Of Love (Monotones); America (West Side Story); Tonight (West Side Story); Maria (West Side Story); You’re The One That I Want (Newton-John); Physical (Newton-John); Avalon(Roxy Music); Dance Away (Roxy Music); Love Is The Drug (Roxy Music); Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin); Summertime (Janis Joplin); Cherish (The Association)