16 September

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1974 Bob Dylan records "Meet Me In The Morning."

1972 Former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig, opening for The J. Geils Band in New York.

1972 Three Dog Night's "Black And White" hits #1, where it will stay for one week.

1970 Jimi Hendrix jams with Eric Burdon and War at the London club Ronnie Scott's two days before his death. It's the last time he would play music.

1969 Elastica frontwoman Justine Frischmann is born in London. With the hit single "Connection," hers is one of the few female voices heard during the Britpop movement.

1968 Salsa artist Marc Anthony is born Marco Antonio Muñiz in New York City.

1968 The Beatles record "I Will."

1968 The composer Michael Carr, co-writer of "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)," dies in London at age 67.

1965 The Dean Martin Show makes its debut, with Martin using his hit "Everybody Loves Somebody" as the theme song. The popular variety show runs until 1975 and introduces us to a group of backup dancers called The Golddiggers. Martin coins a new nickname for guest Frank Sinatra when he refers to his pal as "Chairman of the Board."

1965 The Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" is certified gold.

1964 The musical variety show Shindig! premieres in America on ABC with performances by Sam Cooke and The Everly Brothers.

1963 Richard Marx is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1963 Currently the #1 song in England, The Beatles' "She Loves You" is released by the tiny Swan label in America, but the Stateside public has no idea who the group is, and the single fails to chart. When Capitol releases "I Want To Hold Your Hand," Beatlemania ensues and the song hits #1. A re-released "She Loves You" single follows it to the top.

1963 The Beach Boys release their third album, Surfer Girl. Five of the tracks have the word "surf" in the title.

1960 Johnny Burnette records "You're Sixteen."

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Miami Vice Debuts With "In The Air Tonight"


The TV series Miami Vice makes its debut with a two-hour episode that includes a scene featuring the Phil Collins hit "In The Air Tonight."

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