10 August

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1975 The vocal group The Manhattan Transfer debut a summer replacement series on CBS, simply called Manhattan Transfer. The variety show runs for four weeks.

1974 Roberta Flack's "Feel Like Makin' Love" hits #1 in America.

1974 John Denver's album Back Home Again hits #1 in America.

1969 Maurine Dallas Watkins - author of the book Chicago - dies from lung cancer at age 72.

1968 R&B singer Michael "Biv" Bivins (of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1968 The Who release "Magic Bus."

1968 Cream's Wheels Of Fire album hits #1 in the US.

1967 Guitarist Todd Nichols (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1966 Sandy Posey records "Single Girl."

1964 Rapper/singer/songwriter Neneh Cherry is born in Stockholm, Sweden.

1964 On his way to visit two injured fans in Liverpool, England, Mick Jagger is pulled over and fined 32 pounds for speeding and driving without insurance.

1964 The Beatles release "Do You Want To Know A Secret" b/w "Thank You Girl," "Please Please Me" b/w "From Me To You," "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You," and "Twist And Shout" b/w "There's A Place."

1961 Jon Farriss (drummer for INXS) is born in Perth, Western Australia.

1959 The four male singers in The Platters are arrested in Cincinnati for aiding and abetting prostitution. They are acquitted of the charges, but the incident strains relations with their female singer Zola Taylor and gets them removed from some playlists.

1959 Elvis Presley's "A Big Hunk O' Love" hits #1.

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Stevie Wonder Hits #1 With Live Stomper


Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips (Part 2)" becomes the first live recording to hit #1 in the US. It holds the position for three weeks.

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