1995: Mariah Carey’s Fantasy debuts at No. 1.
1990: Drummer Dave Grohl joins Nirvana.
1980: Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies at age 32. The band decides to break up instead of replacing him.
1979: The Eagles release The Long Run. The album debuts at #2 and one week later hits #1 and spends eight weeks at the top. The single Heartache Tonight goes to #1 and I Can’t Tell You Why makes the top ten.
1971: Cat Stevens releases Peace Train.
1970: The Partridge Family, a TV show about a singing family (loosely based on a real band called the Cowsills), debuts. Johnny Cash made a cameo appearance in the first episode episode. The theme song was C’mon Get Happy.
1968: Actor-rapper Will Smith is born. He first becomes famous as part of the group DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Smith is “The Fresh Prince”). The group wins the first ever Rap Grammy for their hit Parents Just Don’t Understand.
1965: Barry McGuire’s Eve Of Destruction is #1.
1964: Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman is #1.
1964: The Temptations record My Girl.
1956: Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender becomes the first single to sell a million copies before its release.
1954: Rosemary Clooney’s Hey There is #1. She is the aunt of actor George Clooney.
1954: Elvis Presley performs live on The Grand Ole Opry, singing Blue Moon Of Kentucky.
Songs of The Day:
Heartache Tonight (Eagles); I Can’t Tell You Why (Eagles); Peace Train (Cat Stevens); Parents Just Don’t Understand (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince); Fantasy (Mariah Carey); Eve Of Destruction (Barry McGuire); Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley); Hey There (Rosemary Clooney); Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Elvis Presley); C’mon Get Happy (The Partridge Family)