Let’s start on this day in 1964, when The Zombies released the song “She’s Not There.”
I know it’s not music, but it was on this day in 1969, that the Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean following their spaceflight that landed the first humans on the moon.
Let’s stay on this day in 1969. Paul McCartney records a demo of his song “Come and Get It.” He proceeds to give the song to the Iveys (soon re-named Badfinger.) The song peaked at #4 in the U.K. and #7 here in the States and it was later used as the theme for the movie “The Magic Christian.”
It was re-release time for Hall & Oates on this day in 1976. The duo had originally released “She’s Gone” in 1974, but it only peaked at #60. The re-release went all the way to #7 after the success of “Sara Smile.”
Survivor hits #1 with “Eye of The Tiger” on this day in 1982 and stays there for 6 consecutive weeks.
On this day in 1987, the movie “La Bamba” opens in U.S. theaters, with the soundtrack featuring Los Lobos. The soundtrack sold over 2 millin copies, gave Los Lobos a #1 song with their version of “La Bamba,” and won an MTV Video Music Award.
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