On this day in 1965, The Supremes released “Stop In The Name Of Love.” The choreography for the way the girls sang the song, with the hand on the hip and the other straight out, was courtesy of the guys from the Temptations.
Queen released “Killer Queen,” on this day in 1975. It became their first big hit here in the US reaching #11 on the Hot 100. A special Killer Queen Vodka was released on the song’s 40th anniversary.
On this day in 1981, at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, Georgia, R.E.M. recorded a multitude of songs in their first formal recording session, including their first single “Radio Free Europe.”
On this day in 1983 “Africa” by Toto was the #1 song. Timothy B. Schmit from The Eagles helped out with backing vocals.
Del Shannon, struggling with depression, commits suicide at age 55, on this day in 1990. At the time he was being considered as a replacement for the late Roy Orbison in the Traveling Wilburys.
On this day in 1993, it was Tom Jones, on the TV show The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, where he sings a variation of “It’s Not Unusual” with Carlton in full dance mode.
We end on this day in 2010, when Ringo Starr received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It happened to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the attraction’s groundbreaking. His star was very near the famed Capitol Records building at Hollywood and Vine. The building The Beatles built.