Monday, July 20, 2015

Some Musical Happenings on This Day

Makes sense to me:

1940 - Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey, vocal by Frank Sinatra)

1962 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony (known as "Babi Yar")

1963 - 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"

1965 - Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" was released.

1968 - Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
1968 - Cream's "Wheels Of Fire" hits #1

1975 - Steve Van Zandt (also known as Little Steven) performed for the first time in concert as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

So, for history's sake, here's Dorsey and Sinatra from 75 years ago this week...

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