This Day in Music

September 22nd

September 22

2004Nelly holds the top two spaces on the US album chart, as his Suit is #1 and the companion album Sweat is #2.

1990N.W.A. release the EP 100 Miles and Runnin’ (their first release without Ice Cube who left the group several months earlier to pursue solo career)

1989: Legendary songwriter Irving Berlin dies.  His hits include Alexander’s Ragtime BandGod Bless AmericaThere’s No Business Like Show BusinessPuttin’ On The Ritz and White Christmas.

1985: The first Farm Aid concert is held, in Champaign, Illinois, featuring Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, John Fogerty and many others.

1975I’m Sorry by John Denver is #1.

1965: The Supremes record I Hear A Symphony.  It will go to #1

1965Grace Slick makes her singing debut with the band the Great Society in San Francisco.  She brings the songs White Rabbit andSomebody To Love with her when she joins Jefferson Airplane.

1967The Letter by the Box Tops is #1.

1960: Singer Joan Jett (Joan Marie Larkin) of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts is born.  She has a huge hit with I Love Rock And Roll, which was #1 for seven weeks in 1982

Songs of The Day:

White Christmas (Bing Crosby); I’m Sorry (John Denver); I Hear A Symphony (Supremes); White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane); Somebody To Love (Jefferson Airplane); The Letter (Box Tops); I Love Rock And Roll (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts); There’s No Business Like Show Business (Bernadette Peters)