On this Day in Music – 8th October


2015 – The theme song from the James Bond film Spectre, Writing’s on the Wall performed by Sam Smith became the UK Number One Single, for only one week. The song was the first James Bond theme song to become number one, and apparently only took around 20 minutes to write.


1985 – American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars was born (Peter Gene Hernandez) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The singer has had a string of hits and provided the vocals on Mark Ronson’s smash hit Uptown Funk.


1954 – The song Hold My Hand by American singer Don Cornell became the UK Number One Single.  Hold My Hand was the first single to claim the top spot on two separate occasions, with Vera Lynn’s My Son My Son replacing it at the top after 4 weeks, before Cornell reclaimed the top two weeks later for one more week.  The song was featured in the film Susan Slept Here.

Previous Albums Of The Day

No.398 8/10/2017

Robert Wyatt’s Comicopera is 10 years old today. The multi-genre release, recorded at his home includes Brian Eno, Paul Weller. Intoxicating…

abbey-roadNo.28 8/10/2016

Released in September 1969, Abbey Road by The Beatles has a sweet harmonious flow, and contains beautiful songs like Something, Here Comes the Sun and Oh! Darling. The cover is probably one of the most famous rock images! thebeatles.com

Born On This Day Supergroup

Guitar:  Johnny Ramone (Ramones)

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