This Day in Music

January 27th


January 27

Born on this day: Mozart, Elmore James, composer Jerome Kern, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Chipmunks creator Ross Bagdasarian.

1956Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel is released.  The song sells 300,000 copies in its first week and eventually sells over a million, becoming Elvis’ first Gold record.

1968: The Bee Gees made their live debut in the US.  Staying Alive, from Saturday Night Fever, is one of their biggest hits.

1973: Stevie Wonder hit #1 with Superstition.

Songs of The Day:

The Chipmunk Song (The Chipmunks); Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley); Staying Alive (Bee Gees); Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart); Rock Me Amadeus (Falco); The Magic Flute (Mozart),  Superstition (Stevie Wonder).