It was on this day in 1966, that The Rolling Stones released the song “19th Nervous Breakdown” in North America. It peaked at #2 here in the states and #2 in the UK.
On this day in 1967, your No.1 song on the radio was by the Buckinghams, “Kind Of A Drag.” The group went on to score two more top 10 hits.
Let’s roll to music history. It happened on this day in 1970. John Lennon performed “Instant Karma” on BBC’s Top Of The Pops, becoming the first Beatle to have appeared on the show since 1966. Lennon wrote, recorded, and mixed his new single, all in one day. It ranks as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history. Lennon later stated, “I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch, and we’re putting it out for dinner.”
What a great show it was. It happened on this day in 1977, at the Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles. Blondie, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and the Ramones all performed on the same night.
On this day in 1983, The Greg Kihn Band and Night Ranger were the guests on “American Bandstand.”
We end on this day in 1997. David Bowie is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located outside the Hollywood Galaxy Theater.