It’s Throwback Thursday! Here’s what happened this week in Boss rock n’ roll history.
Born today in 1940, John Lennon, singer, songwriter, guitarist for the record-breaking Beatles, and in 1948, singer/songwriter Jackson Browne.
1956: Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” entered the U.S. chart for a 19-week stay, peaking at No. 1 for 5 weeks. The song was adapted from the 1861 tune “Aura Lee.” In 1987, Whitesnake went to No. 1 with “Here I Go Again.”
1974: John Denver was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with “Annie’s Song,” a tribute to his wife that he wrote in 10 minutes while on a ski lift.
2016: David Bowie and Prince were both new entries in the latest list of top-earning dead celebrities compiled by Forbes. Both, however, were dwarfed by Michael Jackson, who topped the list once again with a record-breaking estimated income of $825M.
2011: American band Maroon 5 scored in the top 10 of the UK singles chart with “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring Christina Aguilera. In 2016 Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.
1957: Although it was banned by some U.S. radio stations for its suggestive lyrics, The Everly Brothers had their first No.1 on the U. S. singles chart with “Wake Up Little Susie.” And in 1968, the Jackson 5 made their national TV debut on ABC TV’s Hollywood Palace.
1988: Bon Jovi started a four-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart with the band’s fourth release, New Jersey.
1961: Decca records released “Crazy,” by Patsy Cline. The Willie Nelson ballad went to No. 2 country hit in 1962, spent 21 weeks on the chart and eventually became one of Cline’s signature tunes.