2003: The Offspring release their album Splinter.
1989: Bill Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire is #1
1978: The Blues Brothers release Soul Man.
1972: The Moody Blues‘ Seventh Sojourn album hits #1, where it stays for five weeks.
1972: Elton John releases Crocodile Rock.
1972: Bassist Tre Cool (Frank Edwin Wright III) of Green Day is born. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) is one of their first big hits.
1970: Jakob Dylan (son of Bob Dylan) of the Wallflowers is born. One Headlight is their only hit.
1965: The animated TV special A Charlie Brown Christma, featuring Charles Schulz’ Peanuts characters, is broadcast for the first time. It becomes the longest-running cartoon special in history, airing every year since its debut during the holiday season. The well-loved soundtrack is by The Vince Guaraldi Trio. Linus And Lucy and Christmas Time Is Here are the most popular songs.
1963: The Supremes release Meet The Supremes.
1957: Singer Donny Osmond is born. Go Away Little Girl and Soldier Of Love are two of his hits. He won the ninth season of Dancing With The Stars.
1955: Elvis Presley performs at the B&I Club in Swifton, AK, and introduces his new song Heartbreak Hotel by claiming “It’s gonna be my first hit.” The song does indeed become his first #1.
1953: Frank Sinatra records Young At Heart.
1941: Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks is born. His best-known songs are I Scare Myself and How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?
1934: Bluesman Junior Wells (Amos Wells Blakemore Jr.) is born. His best-known songs are Messin’ With The Kid and Sweet Home Chicago.
Songs Of The Day:
We Didn’t Start The Fire (Billy Joel); Soul Man (Blues Brothers); Crocodile Rock (Elton John); Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Green Day); One Headlight (Wallflowers); Linus And Lucy (Vnce Guaraldi Trio); Young At Heart (Sinatra); Messin’ With The Kid (Junior Wells); Sweet Home Chicago (Junior Wells)