1996: Singer Roger Miller is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His biggest hits are King Of The Road and Dang Me.
1980: Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust is #1.
1975: Pink Floyd’s album Wish You Were Here is #1. It is ranked #211 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Rock “N Roll Albums Of All Time.”
1971: John Lennon’s Imagine album is released. Rolling Stone magazine would ranks it #76 on its list of “the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.”
1970: Janis Joplin is found dead in Los Angeles after a drug overdose. She was just twenty-seven. Piece Of My Heart is her biggest hit.
1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s album Green River hits #1.
1965: The Beatles‘ Yesterday is #1.
1963: Eric Clapton, seventeen, makes his first appearance with The Yardbirds at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England.
1961: Alvin & The Chipmunks, who already have a #1 hit with The Chipmunk Song get their own TV show called The Alvin Show.
1961: Bob Dylan debuts at Carnegie Hall, playing for a grand total of 53 fans. He takes home $20.
1959: Bobby Darrin’s Mack The Knife is #1.
1942: Singer Helen Reddy is born. Her best-known hits are I Am Woman and Delta Dawn.
Songs of The Day:
King Of The Road (Roger Miller); Dang Me (Roger Miller); Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival); Yesterday (Beatles); The Chipmunk Song (Alvin & The Chipmunks); I Am Woman (Helen Reddy); Delta Dawn (Helen Reddy); Piece Of My Heart (Janis Joplin); Another One Bites The Dust (Queen); Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd); Mack The Knife (Bobby Darrin); Imagine (John Lennon)