This Day in Music

August 19th


August 19

1990Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert.  He was the long-time Conductor of the New York Philharonic and the composer of West Side Story.

1988Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog is named “the most played song in the first hundred years of the jukebox.”

1980The Breaks by Kurtis Blow becomes the first rap single to be certified Gold.

1969: The Beatles record Here Comes The Sun.

1968: The final episode of The Monkees airs on TV.

1967: The Beatles‘ All You Need Is Love is #1.

1964: The Beatles’ first U.S. tour opens at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

1945Ian Gillan, vocalist and songwriter with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, is born.  His biggest hit is Smoke On The Water, which peaked at #4.

1940: Singer Johnny Nash is born.  His best-known hit is I Can See Clearly Now.

1940Cream drummer Ginger Baker (Peter Edward Baker) is born.

Songs of The Day:

Hound Dog (Elvis Presley); The Breaks (Curtis Blow); Here Comes The Sun (Beatles); Hey, Hey, We’re The Monkees (The Monkees); All You Need Is Love (Beatles); I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash); Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple); Here Comes The Sun (Beatles)