This Day in Music

November 18th

November 18

2007Sugarland and Beyonce Knowles sing her hit Irreplaceable at the American Music Awards.

2005: The Johnny Cash biopic I Walk The Line, starring Joaquin Phoenix, opens.  Here’s the official trailer for the film: Video.

2004: Broadway composer Cy Coleman dies at seventy-five.  His best-known hits are WitchcraftBig Spender and The Best Is Yet to Come.

2003blink-182 release their self-titled album sixth album.  I Miss You was the top-charting single.

2003John Lennon’s original handwritten lyrics to the Beatles‘ Nowhere Man sell for $300,00 at Christie’s auction house.

1990Paul McCartney s birth certificate sells for $18,000 at auction.

1987: Billy Idol’s version of Mony Mony hits #1, replacing Tiffany’s I Think We’re Alone Now.  Both songs were originally hits for Tommy James & The Shondells.

1978: Billy Joel’52nd Street album hits #1 and stays there for 8 weeks.  My Life was the top-charting single, peaking at #3.

1972Cat Stevens’ Catch Bull at Four is #1.  Can’t Keep It In is the album’s best-known song.

1973Ringo Starr’s Photograph is #1.  RIngo wrote it with George Harrison.

1968: Glen Campbell’s By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Gentle On My Mind are certified gold.

1964: The Supremes sing Baby Love and Come See About Me on Shindig!

1956: Fats Domino sings Blueberry Hill on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1936: Singer-songwriter Hank Ballard (John Henry Kendricks) is born.  His hits include Work With Me Annie and Finger Poppin’ Time. He wrote The Twist, a big hit for Chubby Checker.

1909: Songwriter Johnny Mercer is born.  Primarily a lyricist, his hits include One for My Baby (And One More For The Road), Moon RiverCome Rain Or Come Shine, Jeepers CreepersYou Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, That Old Black Magic and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.

Songs Of The Day:

Irreplacable (Sugarland/Beyonce); I Miss You (blink-182); Nowhere Man (Beatles); Mony Mony (Billy Idol); My Life (Billy Joel); Can’t Keep It In (Cat Stevens); Photograph (Ringo Starr); Gentle On My Mind (Glen Campbell); Baby Love (Supremes); Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino); Finger Poppin’ Time (Hank Ballard); Come Rain Or Come Shine (Ray Charles); Moon River (Andy Williams); Baby Love (Supremes); Come See About Me (Supremes)