This Day in Music

August 7th

 

August 7

2008: One of Elvis Presley’s Jumpsuits sells for $300 Thousand Dollars, making it the highest priced piece of Elvis memorabilia ever sold at auction. It was a white suit with a gold and blue peacock design.

1995Alanis Morissette’s You Oughta Know is #1 on the Modern Rock chart.

1986: Former Chicago singer Peter Cetera’s Glory of Love is #1.

1982Fleetwood Mac start a five-week run at  #1 on the US album chart with Mirage, the bands third US #1.

1976Elton John & Kiki Dee’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart hits #1.

1971: The Bee Gees‘ How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? Is #1.

1965The Beatles‘ Help! movie soundtrack album is #1.  Here’s the official trailer for the film: Video.

1955:  Bill Haley & The Comets appear on the Ed Sullivan TV show.  They play their hit Rock Around the Clock.

Songs of The Day:

You Oughta Know (Alanis Morisette); Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John/Kiki Dee); How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? (Bee Gees); Glory Of Love (Cetera); Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley & The Comets)