We start way back on this day in 1958, when The Champs release the song “Tequila.”

George Harrison releases “My Sweet Lord,” on this day in 1971.

“Happy Days” started on this day 1974, and ran for 11 seasons. Any dance we had at school, we would all grease our hair back and attempt to be “The Fonz.” Funny how most of the 1st season the signature Fonz leather jacket was M.I.A.

On this day in 1977, it was Leo Sayer’s “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” hitting #1. The song went on to win a Grammy Award in the R & B category.

Same day, the very next year, “Baby Come Back” by Player was the #1 song. Loved the song when it first came out and then wanted to kill myself every time the Swiffer commercial came on.

Let’s dial up this day in 1983, when Men At Work started a four week run at No.1 with “Down Under.” It was there second #1 in a row, but “Down Under” easily outsold “Who Can It Be Now.”

On this day in 1994, the Counting Crows were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, performing “Mr. Jones” and “Round Here.” The appearance sparks sales of their debut album and sends radio stations scrambling to add the songs to their playlists. Despite this breakthrough appearance, the band is never asked back for the show.

On that same day, Harry Nilsson died of heart failure at 52. He wrote songs for Three Dog Night and The Monkees and had a string of hits himself including my favorite “Coconut.”



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