On this day in 1964, the Rolling Stones recorded “Not Fade Away,” which became the band’s first U.S. single release.
C.W. McCall’s “Convoy” hits #1 in the US on this day in 1976, amid fascination with trucker culture and CB radios. My handle was the winter warlock.
On this day in 1984, Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist in 17 years to be nominated for five Grammy Awards, in the same year. She won one of the five, that being the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Let’s roll to this day in 1987, when the special guest on “American Bandstand,” was Billy Vera & the Beaters. The song was originally from 1981, but peaked at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100. The in 1986 the song was featured in the TV show “Family Ties,” was re-released and went all the way to #1. It even managed to hit #40 on the Country chart.
On this day in 1988 “Got My Mind Set On You” by George Harrison was the #1 song. If you go back to this day in 1969, you will see George walking out on The Beatles and announcing that he had quit.
And it was on this day just two years ago, that we lost Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Bowie, who died of liver cancer at 69. Two days earlier, on his birthday, he had released “Blackstar.” The very next year he was nominated for four Grammy Awards and won all four.
Birthday shout outs in order for our winning Wednesday and Free Ticket Friday. Michael Schenker from The Scorpions is 63, Pat Benatar is 65, Donald Fagen of Steely Dan fame is 70, and Sir Rod Stewart is 73.
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