On this Day in Music – 7th December


1961Tower of Strength by Frankie Vaughan began a 3-week spell at the top of the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard and knocked Elvis Presley’s (Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame off the top spot.


1949 – The American singer-songwriter and actor Tom Waits was born (Thomas Alan Waits) in Pomona, California. The singer is known for his gravelly voice and experimenting with varying musical styles such as blues, jazz and vaudeville.

Previous Albums Of The Day

No.458 7/12/2017

Time for an Aussie classic, the 1978 Cold Chisel self-titled debut. Jimmy Barnes’s voice is a wonder of nature. Includes the legendary Khe Sanh “I left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh…coldchisel.com

Born On This Day Supergroup

Vocals:  Tom Waits

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