This Day in Music

September 18th

September 18

2000: Papa Roach release their hit single Last Resort.

1984Madonna performs Like A Virgin in a white wedding gown at the first MTV Video Music Awards.

1976: Boston releases More Than A Feeling.

1970Jimi Hendrix is found dead in his basement of an alcohol and drug overdose..

1968: The Beatles record You Say It’s Your Birthday. “ ‘Birthday’ was written in the studio. Just made up on the spot. It was a piece of garbage,” according to John Lennon.

1964: The James Bond movie Goldfinger, with the theme song by Shirley Bassey, is released.

1968Jeannie C. Riley’s Harper Valley P.T.A.

1961Bobby Vee’s Take Good Care Of My Baby is #1.

1957Buddy Holly & The Crickets are #1 with That’ll Be The day.

1952Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Glenn Colvin) of the Ramones is born.  Their song I Wanna Be Sedated is ranked #145 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time”.

1940: Frankie Avalon (Francis Thomas Avallone) is born.  Venus was his biggest hit.  It was #1 for five weeks in 1959.

1933: Jimmie Rodgers is sometimes called “The Father Of Country Music”. His breakthrough hit was T For Texas, which featured his yodeling ability.

Songs of The day:

You Say It’s Your Birthday (Beatles); Harper Valley P.T.A. (Jeannie C. Riley); Take Good Care Of My Baby (Bobby Vee); That’ll Be The Day (Buddy Holly); Venus (Frankie Avalon); T For Texas (Jimmy Rodgers); Last Resort (Papa Roach); Like A Virgin (Madonna); More Than A Feeling (Boston); Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey); I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)