This Day in Music

February 19th

February 19

1966: Lou Christie hits #1 with Lightnin’ Strikes.

1965: The Beatles record You’re Going To Lose That Girl

1956: A riot breaks out while Elvis Presley performs in Tampa, Florida when he proclaims to the audience, “Girls, I’ll see you backstage.” He was chased into his dressing room where they tore off all of his clothes and his shoes.

1940Smokey Robinson (William Robinson Jr.) is born.  Shop Around, Mickey’s MonkeyTracks Of My Tears and Tears Of A Clown are some of his biggest hits.

1878Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

Songs of The Day:

Lightnin’ Strikes (Lou Christie); You’re Gonna Lose That Girl (The Beatles); Shop Around (Smokey & The Miracles); Mickey’s Monkey (Smokey & The Miracles): Tracks Of My Tears (Smokey & The Miracles); Tears Of A Clown (Smokey & The Miracles)