2007: Sugarland and Beyonce Knowles sing her hit Irreplaceable at the American Music Awards.
2005: The Johnny Cash biopic I Walk The Line, starring Joaquin Phoenix, opens. Here’s the official trailer for the film: Video.
2004: Broadway composer Cy Coleman dies at seventy-five. His best-known hits are Witchcraft, Big Spender and The Best Is Yet to Come.
2003: blink-182 release their self-titled album sixth album. I Miss You was the top-charting single.
2003: John Lennon’s original handwritten lyrics to the Beatles‘ Nowhere Man sell for $300,00 at Christie’s auction house.
1990: Paul McCartney s birth certificate sells for $18,000 at auction.
1987: Billy Idol’s version of Mony Mony hits #1, replacing Tiffany’s I Think We’re Alone Now. Both songs were originally hits for Tommy James & The Shondells.
1978: Billy Joel’s 52nd Street album hits #1 and stays there for 8 weeks. My Life was the top-charting single, peaking at #3.
1972: Cat Stevens’ Catch Bull at Four is #1. Can’t Keep It In is the album’s best-known song.
1973: Ringo Starr’s Photograph is #1. RIngo wrote it with George Harrison.
1968: Glen Campbell’s By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Gentle On My Mind are certified gold.
1964: The Supremes sing Baby Love and Come See About Me on Shindig!
1956: Fats Domino sings Blueberry Hill on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1936: Singer-songwriter Hank Ballard (John Henry Kendricks) is born. His hits include Work With Me Annie and Finger Poppin’ Time. He wrote The Twist, a big hit for Chubby Checker.
1909: Songwriter Johnny Mercer is born. Primarily a lyricist, his hits include One for My Baby (And One More For The Road), Moon River, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Jeepers Creepers, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, That Old Black Magic and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
Songs Of The Day:
Irreplacable (Sugarland/Beyonce); I Miss You (blink-182); Nowhere Man (Beatles); Mony Mony (Billy Idol); My Life (Billy Joel); Can’t Keep It In (Cat Stevens); Photograph (Ringo Starr); Gentle On My Mind (Glen Campbell); Baby Love (Supremes); Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino); Finger Poppin’ Time (Hank Ballard); Come Rain Or Come Shine (Ray Charles); Moon River (Andy Williams); Baby Love (Supremes); Come See About Me (Supremes)