2000: Papa Roach release their hit single Last Resort.
1984: Madonna performs Like A Virgin in a white wedding gown at the first MTV Video Music Awards.
1976: Boston releases More Than A Feeling.
1970: Jimi Hendrix is found dead in his basement of an alcohol and drug overdose..
1968: The Beatles record You Say It’s Your Birthday. “ ‘Birthday’ was written in the studio. Just made up on the spot. It was a piece of garbage,” according to John Lennon.
1964: The James Bond movie Goldfinger, with the theme song by Shirley Bassey, is released.
1968: Jeannie C. Riley’s Harper Valley P.T.A.
1961: Bobby Vee’s Take Good Care Of My Baby is #1.
1957: Buddy Holly & The Crickets are #1 with That’ll Be The day.
1952: Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Glenn Colvin) of the Ramones is born. Their song I Wanna Be Sedated is ranked #145 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time”.
1940: Frankie Avalon (Francis Thomas Avallone) is born. Venus was his biggest hit. It was #1 for five weeks in 1959.
1933: Jimmie Rodgers is sometimes called “The Father Of Country Music”. His breakthrough hit was T For Texas, which featured his yodeling ability.
Songs of The day:
You Say It’s Your Birthday (Beatles); Harper Valley P.T.A. (Jeannie C. Riley); Take Good Care Of My Baby (Bobby Vee); That’ll Be The Day (Buddy Holly); Venus (Frankie Avalon); T For Texas (Jimmy Rodgers); Last Resort (Papa Roach); Like A Virgin (Madonna); More Than A Feeling (Boston); Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey); I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)