Today in Music History: July 10
1961 Bobby Lewis started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tossin' and Turnin', the longest running No.1 single of 1961, spending seven weeks at the top of the chart.
Bobby Lewis is one of those talented performers whose recognition is confined to a single monster hit, "Tossin' and Turnin'." Released in early 1961, the single rode the charts for 23 weeks, eventually hitting the number one spot on both the pop and R&B charts. Lewis had other hits, including a Top Ten follow-up with "One Track Mind," and had been working for years before that, yet the one song came to be his signature. [Source: Bobby Lewis Biography]
1965 The Rolling Stones started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', the group's first chart-topper in the US. In the UK, the song was initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive.BrianJones, co-founder of the Rolling Stones, was discovered floating face down in the swimming pool on July 3, 1969 becoming a member of rock’s notorious “27 Club.”
From then 'til... 2006
The Rolling Stones performing "(I Can't Get No) Satsfaction", live on Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, February 2006. This is the largest concert of all time, attended by 1.5million people.
Through the years there is always the occasion of the 'one hit wonder'. Such an occurrence happened on this day in 1976.
1976 One hit wonders Starland Vocal Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Afternoon Delight', it was also their only hit in the UK making No.18 on the chart.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...