On this day in 1965, The Beach Boys release the song “Help Me, Rhonda.” It’s one of the few songs that Al Jardine sand lead on, it went on to become their 2nd #1 single.
On this day in 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” hits #2 on the Hot 100, where it stays for three weeks. It’s the first of five CCR singles to reach the runner-up spot on the chart without ever hitting #1. Creedence never did have a #1 record. The Ike and Tina Turner version is the one that sold the most copies at well over one million.
The studio version of “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” was recorded by John Denver on this day in 1974. The way more famous live version was recorded at a concert in August of the same year.
On this day in 1983, singer/guitarist Roger Hodgson announced he was leaving Supertramp for a solo career. He is the voice on such classics as “The Logical Song” and “Take The Long Way Home.” His former bandmates went on a 40th Anniversary reunion tour in 2010. Hodgson was not invited.
On this day in 1990, Cher won the worst dressed female, and worst video for “If I Could Turn Back Time”, in The Rolling Stone Magazine’s awards, Donny Osmond won the most unwelcome comeback award. His comeback song?? “Soldier of Love,” which was delivered to radio stations with “mystery artist” on the cover.
And finally, it was “Beavis and Butthead” premiering on this day in 1993, as a series on MTV.