2003: OutKast tops the album charts with Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. It won the Grammy for Album Of The Year. Hey Ya! and The Way You Move both hit #1.
1991: Michael Jackson’s glove (the original, crystal-studded one) is stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. MC Hammer sets up a phone line and offers a $50,000 reward for the glove’s return. Police recover the glove two days later.
1983: Quiet Riot debuts at #7 on the album charts with Metal Health, the most successful debut of a Metal album to date. Cum On Feel The Noize was the first hit.
1977: After a plot is uncovered to steal it, Elvis Presley’s body is moved from a Memphis mausoleum to its final resting place in the Meditation Garden at Graceland.
1974: I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John is #1. It’s her first No. 1 hit.
1971: Soul Train makes its debut on TV. Gladys Knight & The Pips are guests on the first episode. The show runs for thirty-five years.
1965: The McCoys’ Hang on Sloopy is #1.
1962: The Beach Boys release Surfin’ Safari.
1944: Scott McKenzie (Philip Blondheim) is born. His big hit is (If You’re Going To) San Francisco [Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair), written by John Phillips of the Mamas And The Papas to promote the first Monterey Pop Festival.
1935: Singer-actress Julie Andrews is born. She stars in the Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady and other hit musicals. My Favorite Things is one of her hits.
1932: Bluesman Albert Collins is born. He had a distinctive style on electric guitar and was known as the “Master Of The Telecaster”.
1930: Actor Richard Harris is born. His MacArthur Park hit #2 on the pop charts.
Songs of The Day:
I Honestly Love You (Newton-John); Hang On Sloopy (The McCoys); Surfin’ Safari (Beach Boys); San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) (Scott MacKenzie); My Favorite Things (Julie Andrews); MacArthur Park (Richard Harris); Cum On Feel The Noize (Quiet Riot); Hey Ya! (OutKast); The Way You Move (OutKast)