This Day in Music

April 15th

April 15

2006: Mary J. Blige’s Be Without You sets a record when the song hits 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart.

1989: Roy Orbison’s You Got It (with The Traveling Wilburys) hits its chart peak at #9 four months after the singer had died of a heart attack.

1973: Tony Orlando’s Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Round The Ole Oak Tree) hits #1.

1972: Roberta Flack’s First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is #1.

1971: The Beatles win their only Oscar, winning Best Original Score for their movie Let It Be.

1968: Aretha Franklin records Think.

1964: Ringo Starr tells the other Beatles (after a long day of filming their first movie) that it’s been “a hard day’s night.” John Lennon turns Ringo’s phrase into a song, and the movie title is changed from Beatlemania! to A Hard Day’s Night.

Songs of The Day:

Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Round The Old Oak Tree) (Tony Orlando); Think (Aretha Franklin); First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack); You Got It (Traveling Wilburys); Let It Be (The Beatles); A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles); Be Without You (Mary J. Blige); Let It Be (Beatles)