This Day in Music

September 26th

September 26

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.

1975The 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 BridgesIt includes the single Whatever Gets You Thru the Night.

1967Elvis 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.

1957West 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 AvalonDance 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 SummertimeThey 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)