This Day in Music

July 19th


July 19

2002: Movin’ Out, a stage musical based on the songs of Billy Joel, premieres in Chicago.

1980Billy Joel receives his first gold record, for It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me.

1975Paul McCartney & Wings’ Listen To What The Man Said hits #1.

1966Johnny Rivers records Poor Side Of Town.

1966: The Monkees record (Hey, Hey, We’re) The Monkees.

1958: After a series of disputes over money (and a fistfight with the manager of Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater), Drifters manager George Treadwell fires all the band members and hires a group called The Five Crowns in their place, renaming them the Drifters. This lineup, featuring tenor Ben E. King, becomes even more popular, recording hits like There Goes My Baby, This Magic Moment, and Save the Last Dance for Me.

1954Elvis Presley release That’s All Right.

Songs of The Day:

It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me (Billy Joel); Listen To What The Man Said (Paul McCartney); Poor Side Of Town (Johnny Rivers); (Hey, Hey, We’re) The Monkees (The Monkees); There Goes My Baby (The Drifters); Save The Last Dance For Me (The Drifters); That’s All Right (Elvis Presley); This Magic Moment (The Drifters)