We go way back to this day in 1964, when “Twist and Shout” by the Beatles was released in the U.S. The song peaked at #2 in 1964 and hit #23 in 1986 after the famous scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
On this day in 1973, “Killing Me Softly With His Song” by Roberta Flack was the #1 song. The group The Fugees took the song to #2 in 1996.
A policeman stopped a Lincoln Continental for running a red light in Los Angeles, on this day in 1975, and was surprised to find Paul McCartney at the wheel with his wife Linda. The cop detected a smell of marijuana and on searching the car found eight ounces of the drug. Linda was arrested for the offence.
On this day in 1988, U2 win their first Grammy Awards, winning two, including Album of the Year, for The Joshua Tree.
I remember seeing this on multiple TV networks. It happened on this day in 1989, when Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” premiered worldwide in a Pepsi commercial.
And finally, the song “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak, got all the way to #6 on the chart, fueled by it’s use in the David Lynch film “Wild at Heart.”
And don’t forget to sing a Bon Jovi song today, it’s Jon’s 56th birthday!!