The impact of music never wanes. Melodies and harmonies move up and down, in and out, all around the body and mind wavering within our emotional being. This song we love, that song we hate. Another one ignites our energy, while yet another stills the heart. Each carries with it ties that bind the past, present and future with the ability to alter our moods at any moment.
Today in Music History: September 21
1963 Bobby Vinton started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Blue Velvet'. The single became a hit in the UK 27 years later when it reached No.2.
1968 Deep Purple made No.4 on the US singles chart with their debut single 'Hush', also a hit for Kula Shaker in 1997.
1968 Jeannie C Riley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Harper Valley PTA'. Jeannie won a Grammy for the Best Female Country Singer of ' 68.
1970 Freda Payne was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Band Of Gold', the singers only UK No.1 which spent six weeks at the top of the chart.
1974 Barry White went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe', the singers first and only US solo chart topper. It made No.8 in the UK.
1981 Adam And The Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their second No.1 'Prince Charming'.
1985 Madonna scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Like A Virgin', ten months after its release. The album spent a total 152 weeks on the UK chart.
1985 With the help Of heavy MTV exposure 'Money For Nothing' gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single.
1986 The National Inquirer Magazine featured a picture of Michael Jackson in an oxygen chamber. The story claimed he had a bizarre plan to live 'til 150 yrs old.
1996 The Fugees scored their second UK No.1 single with 'Ready Or Not'. The chorus in the song is based on 'Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)' by The Delfonics. The Fugees previous single 'Killing Me Softly'' was so successful that the track was 'deleted' and no longer supplied to retailers whilst the track was still in the Top 20 to make way for the next single 'Ready or Not'.
2002 Pink went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Just Like A Pill', the American singers first UK No.1.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...