This Day in Music

July 23rd


July 23

2011: Singer Amy Winehouse dies.  Her biggest hits were RehabBack To Black and Valerie.

1994: The International Astronomical Union names an asteroid after the musician Frank Zappa, who died the previous year.

1983The Police’s Synchronicity album is #1.  Every Breath You Take is the biggest hit from the album.

1977: Barry Manilow’s Looks Like We Made It hits #1.

1977: Foreigner releases Cold As Ice.  It peaks at #6 on the singles chart.

1969James Brown Day is declared in Los Angeles, where the singer performs a sellout concert at the Great Western Forum. L.A. Mayor Sam Yorty is late for the ceremonies so Brown leaves before he can receive his proclamation.

1968: The Jackson 5 travel from their home in Gary, Indiana, to Detroit where they successfully audition for Motown Records.

1966: Napoleon XIV’s They’re Coming To Take Me Away (Ha-haaa!!) is released.  It has been voted the number one novelty song of all time.

1955: Chuck Berry’s Maybellene is released,

Songs of The Day:

Every Breath You Take (The Police); Valerie (Amy Winehouse); Back To Black (Amy Winehouse); Looks Like We Made It (Barry Manilow); Cold As Ice (Foreigner); They’re Coming To Take Me Away (Napoleon XIV); Maybelline (Chuck Berry)