On any given day one can unleash Unforgettable Music Memories, Embrace the Music Memories, visit a Dark Day, enjoy the Oldies but Goodies & Then Some. Music runs deep. Tears at the heart. Soothes the soul. Music is the key to creativity and is the language of the universe. Even when performed in a foreign language, the emotions of the melody make it clearly understood. Feeling bad? Put on the music to change any mood of the moment. The spiritual powers of music gives us hope, grants us peace of mind. A world without music? Nonexistent!Today in Music History: May 5
1956 Elvis Presley scored his first US No.1 single and album when 'Heartbreak Hotel' went to the top of the charts. 'Heartbreak Hotel' became his first million-seller, and was the best-selling single of 1956. The lyrics were based on a newspaper article about the suicide of a lonely man who jumped from a hotel window.
1962 The soundtrack to West Side Story went to No.1 on the US album chart. It went on to spend a total of 54 weeks at the No.1 position.
1966 Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pretty Flamingo'. The recording features future Cream bassist Jack Bruce, who briefly joined the band in 1965. On their Top Of The Pops appearance, singer Paul Jones performed whilst standing on one leg.
1969 The Beatles single 'Get Back' was released in the US. John Lennon claimed in 1980 that "there's some underlying thing about Yoko in there", claiming that Paul McCartney looked at Yoko Ono in the studio every time he sang "Get back to where you once belonged."A Tidbit of Trivia...
1974 Television (band) appeared at CBGB's in New York City, supported by the Stillettoes (later to become Blondie (band) who were playing their first show at CBGB).
1973 David Bowie scored his first UK No.1 album when 'Aladdin Sane' started a five-week run at the top, featuring the single 'Drive In Saturday'. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, the name of the album is a pun on "A Lad Insane".
1973 Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite'.
1979 Peaches and Herb started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Reunited', it made No.4 in the UK.
1984 Duran Duran were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Reflex', the group's second and last No.1. The song which was taken from their third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger was also a US No.1.A Tidbit of Trivia...
1987...Over 130 girls fainted during a gig by Curiosity Killed the Cat in Liverpool.
1996 Rage Against The Machine went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Evil Empire'. The album's title is taken from the phrase "evil empire", which was used by former US President Ronald Reagan and many conservatives in describing the former Soviet Union. The album won the 1996 Grammy award for Best Metal Performance.
1999 Garth Brooks was named Artist of the Decade at the 34 annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
2002 Australian actress & singer Holly Valance went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Kiss Kiss.' The third "Neighbours" TV star to score a UK No 1.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...