This Day in Music

December 9th

December 9

2003: The Offspring release their album Splinter.

1989Bill Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire is #1

1978: The Blues Brothers release Soul Man.

1972: The Moody Blues‘ Seventh Sojourn album hits #1, where it stays for five weeks.

1972: Elton John releases Crocodile Rock.

1972: Bassist Tre Cool (Frank Edwin Wright III) of Green Day is born.  Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) is one of their first big hits.

1970: Jakob Dylan (son of Bob Dylan) of the Wallflowers is born.  One Headlight is their only hit.

1965: The animated TV special A Charlie Brown Christma, featuring Charles Schulz’ Peanuts characters, is broadcast for the first time.  Ibecomes the longest-running cartoon special in history, airing every year since its debut during the holiday season.  The well-loved soundtrack is by The Vince Guaraldi Trio.  Linus And Lucy and Christmas Time Is Here are the most popular songs.

1963: The Supremes release Meet The Supremes.

1957: Singer Donny Osmond is born.  Go Away Little Girl and Soldier Of Love are two of his hits.  He won the ninth season of Dancing With The Stars.

1955: Elvis Presley performs at the B&I Club in Swifton, AK, and introduces his new song Heartbreak Hotel by claiming “It’s gonna be my first hit.”  The song does indeed become his first #1.

1953: Frank Sinatra records Young At Heart.

1941: Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks is born.  His best-known songs are I Scare Myself and How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?

1934: Bluesman Junior Wells (Amos Wells Blakemore Jr.) is born.  His best-known songs are Messin’ With The Kid and Sweet Home Chicago.

Songs Of The Day:

We Didn’t Start The Fire (Billy Joel); Soul Man (Blues Brothers); Crocodile Rock (Elton John); Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Green Day); One Headlight (Wallflowers); Linus And Lucy (Vnce Guaraldi Trio); Young At Heart (Sinatra); Messin’ With The Kid (Junior Wells); Sweet Home Chicago (Junior Wells)