This Day in Music

December 10th

December 10

1987Joe Satriani’s album Surfing with the Alien is released.

1979Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall album is certified platinum.  Don’t Stop ‘Til you Get Enough was the biggest hit.

1975: The Who’s The Who by Numbers album is certified gold.  Squeezebox is the best-known song.

1973: Future punk rock landmark, CBGB, opens on Manhattan’s lower east side.

1967Otis Redding is killed in a plane crash at age 26. Six weeks later, Siting On The Dock of the Bay is released, becoming the first #1 song issued after the artist’s death.

1966: The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations is #1.

1966: The Electric Prunes release I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night.

1963Donny Osmond makes his debut on NBC’s The Andy Williams Show.

1930Duke Ellington and His Orchestra record Mood Indigo.

1927: The Nashville radio show “WSM Barn Dance” becomes The Grand Ole Opry.

Songs of The Day:

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson); Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding); Good Vibrations (Beach Boys);Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington); I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (Electric Prunes); Squeezebox (The Who)