Dec. 30: On This Day in Music History

Today we celebrate the musical trivia of December 30!

1. Friday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 45, according to the National Weather Service, Friday Night's forecast calls for a chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

2. December 30th is also National Bicarbonate of Soda Day. Baking soda. And why not? 

3. It seems that Dec. 30 has been a pretty busy day in music history throughout the years. For your trivial enjoyment, here are some music-related facts.
Dec. 30, 1942 – Frank Sinatra opened at New York’s Paramount Theatre for what was scheduled to be a four-week engagement. An estimated 400 police officers were called out to help curb the excitement. Sinatra was dubbed fhe Sultan of Swoon, the Voice that Thrills Millions, and just The Voice. It is said that this was the start of modern pop hysteria.
Dec. 30, 1969 - Peter, Paul and Mary received a gold record for the single "Leaving On a Jet Plane," which had gone to the no. 1 spot on Dec. 20. 
Dec. 30, 1970 - Paul McCartney sued the other three Beatles to dissolve the partnership and gain control of his interest. The suit touched off a bitter feud between McCartney and the others, especially John Lennon.
4. Music-related birthdays on this day in history include:
1928 - Bo Diddley
1939 - Del Shannon
1945 - Davy Jones of the Monkees
1946 - Patti Smith
1947 - Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra
5. Here's a list of top songs from this day in history:
2010 – “Firework” by Katy Perry
2005 – “Don't Forget About Us” by Mariah Carey
2000 – “Independent Women Part I” by Destiny's Child
1995 – “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1990 – “Justify My Love” by Madonna
1985 – “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie
1980 – “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon
1975 – “Saturday Night” by The Bay City Rollers
1970 – “My Sweet Lord/Isn't It a Pity” by George Harrison
1965 – “The Sounds of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel
1960 – “Are You Lonesome Tonight” by Elvis Presley
1955 – “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford
1950 – “The Tennessee Waltz” by Patti Page
1945 – “Chickery Chick” by Sammy Kaye
1940 – “Frenesi” by Artie Shaw


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