This Day in Music

October 1st


October 1

2003OutKast 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.

1991Michael 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.  

1983Quiet 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.

1974I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John is #1. It’s her first No. 1 hit.

1971Soul 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.

1944Scott 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 MusicMy 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)