1987: Joe Satriani’s album Surfing with the Alien is released.
1979: Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall album is certified platinum. Don’t Stop ‘Til you Get Enough was the biggest hit.
1975: The Who’s The Who by Numbers album is certified gold. Squeezebox is the best-known song.
1973: Future punk rock landmark, CBGB, opens on Manhattan’s lower east side.
1967: Otis Redding is killed in a plane crash at age 26. Six weeks later, Siting On The Dock of the Bay is released, becoming the first #1 song issued after the artist’s death.
1966: The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations is #1.
1966: The Electric Prunes release I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night.
1963: Donny Osmond makes his debut on NBC’s The Andy Williams Show.
1930: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra record Mood Indigo.
1927: The Nashville radio show “WSM Barn Dance” becomes The Grand Ole Opry.
Songs of The Day:
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson); Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding); Good Vibrations (Beach Boys);Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington); I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (Electric Prunes); Squeezebox (The Who)