~ 1983 – Talking Heads released album Speaking in Tongues. Speaking in Tongues is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads. Following the band’s split with producer Brian Eno and a short hiatus which allowed the individual members to pursue side projects, recording began in 1982. It became the band’s commercial breakthrough and produced the band’s first (and only) American Top 10 hit, “Burning Down the House”, which was accompanied by a promotional video.
The album’s tour was documented in Jonathan Demme’s film Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name. (The concert film and live album’s title comes from the repeated phrase “Stop making sense!” during the song “Girlfriend Is Better”.) In addition, the album crossed over to the dance charts where it peaked at number two for six weeks. It is also the group’s highest-charting album on the American Billboard 200.
~ 1964 – Dolly Parton moved to Nashville, TN, one day after she graduated from high school.
AND The Rolling Stones arrived in New York to begin their first tour in the U.S.
~ 1967 – David Bowie’s self-titled debut solo album was released in the U.K.
AND In Britain, “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was released by the Beatles. It was released June 2 in the U.S.
~ 1978 – Bruce Springsteen’s album, “Darkness On The Edge of Town” was released.
~ 1989 – Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) married 19 year old model Mandy Smith. They divorced 2 years later.
~ 1967 – Atetha Franklin takes the top spot on the charts wither her versin of otis Reddings “Respect”.
~ 1942 – Curtis Mayfield was born
~ 1967 – The Monkees TV show wins an Emmy award
~ 1964 – David Jones and The King Bees had their first record, “Liza Jane”, released. David Jones later became known as David Bowie.
~ 1965 – The Rolling Stones single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” was released in the U.S.
~ 1971 – “The Ed Sullivan Show” aired for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show.
~ 1958 Prince was born – on his 20th birthday his first single, “soft and Wet” was released
~ 1917 – Dean Martin was born