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Today In Pop Music: July 2 – First Artist With Five #1 Singles From One Album

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JULY 2 BIRTHDAYS

1936 – Tom Springfield (The Springfields – Dusty Springfield’s brother)

1940 – Paul Williams (The Temptations/vocals – died 1973)

1942 – Leapy Lee (“Little Arrows”)

ON THIS DAY

1956 – Elvis Presley recorded “Hound Dog” with the Jordanaires at RCA Studios in New York.  Take 31 became the master.  All other takes were destroyed or lost.

1962 – Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged frm the 101st Airborne Paratroopers, after breaking his ankel during his 26th and final parachute jump.

1969 – At Abbey Road studio Paul McCartney recorded “Her Majesty”, then George , Paul, and Ringo recorded 15 takes of “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight” for the ‘abbey Road’ album.  John was absent, recovering from a car accident the day before at a hospital in Scotland.

1979 – Sony introduced the Walkman, the first audio cassette player.  Over the next 30 years Sony sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini disc, and digital file versions, and were the market leaders.  Then came the iPod………….

1988  Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five #1 singles taken from one album, when “Dirty Diana” topped the Billboard Hot 100.  The other four from the ‘Bad’ album were: “Bad”, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, and “Man In The Mirror”.

 

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