This Day in Music

October 4th

October 4

1996: Singer Roger Miller is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  His biggest hits are King Of The Road and Dang Me.

1980Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust is #1.

1975Pink Floyd’s album Wish You Were Here is #1.  It is ranked #211 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Rock “N Roll Albums Of All Time.”

1971: John Lennon’s Imagine album is released. Rolling Stone magazine would ranks it #76 on its list of “the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.”

1970Janis Joplin is found dead in Los Angeles after a drug overdose. She was just twenty-seven.  Piece Of My Heart is her biggest hit.

1969Creedence Clearwater Revival’s album Green River hits #1.

1965: The Beatles‘ Yesterday is #1.

1963Eric Clapton, seventeen,  makes his first appearance with The Yardbirds at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England.

1961Alvin & The Chipmunks, who already have a #1 hit with The Chipmunk Song get their own TV show called The Alvin Show.

1961Bob Dylan debuts at Carnegie Hall, playing for a grand total of 53 fans.  He takes home $20.

1959: Bobby Darrin’s Mack The Knife is #1.

1942: Singer Helen Reddy is born.  Her best-known hits are I Am Woman and Delta Dawn.

Songs of The Day:

King Of The Road (Roger Miller); Dang Me (Roger Miller); Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival); Yesterday (Beatles); The Chipmunk Song (Alvin & The Chipmunks); I Am Woman (Helen Reddy); Delta Dawn (Helen Reddy); Piece Of My Heart (Janis Joplin); Another One Bites The Dust (Queen); Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd); Mack The Knife (Bobby Darrin); Imagine (John Lennon)