On this day in 1968 “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie C. Riley was the #1 song.
It was on this day in 1969, that Creedence Clearwater Revival, hit No.1 in the UK with “Bad Moon Rising.” The song peaked at #2 here in the US. They own the record for most #2’s, without a number one song, with 5.
The first No Nukes concert took place on this day in 1979, featuring Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, the Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and others.
It was on this day in 1981, that Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York’s Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attend the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.
Pearl Jam released their second studio album Vs on this day in 1993. The album set the record for the most copies of an album sold in its first week, a record it held for five years. Here’s my favorite song from the album, “Daughter.”
On this day in 2000, Madonna released her eighth studio album, “Music.”
And just two years ago today, the show that holds the record for longest-running variety show in television history, “Sabado Gigante,” ended its 53-year run.
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