This Day in Music History — November 13

1965 : Simple as Do-Re-Mi: The Sound of Music soundtrack, featuring Julie Andrews, hits #1.

1969 : John Lennon purchases the island Dorinch off the Ireland coast and invites any hippie who wishes to live there.

1995 : MC Hammer plays a benefit concert in Moscow supporting the “Our Home Is Russia” party, who are facing opposition in upcoming elections from the Communist party. The communists claim that Hammer symbolizes the wealth disparity and vapid consumerism that Russia should avoid.

2012 : RCA Records releases a greatest hits album to commemorate the late Whitney Houston, who had passed away in February of 2012. The album, titled I Will Always Love You – The Best of Whitney Houston, includes all 11 of her #1 Billboard charting hits and most of her #1 hits on the R&B and Hip-Hop charts as well.

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This Day in Music History — October 1

1962 : Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show makes its debut. The theme song was written by Paul Anka, but Carson wrote the drum part at the beginning so he could get some royalties from the song.

1966 : Jimi Hendrix makes his UK stage debut when he jumps onstage to jam with Cream at London Polytechnic.

1991 : The world’s most valuable golf glove – the original, crystal-studded one Michael Jackson wore – is stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. Police recovered the glove two days later. MC Hammer set up a phone line and offered a $50,000 reward for the glove’s return.

1995 : Farm Aid 8 takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, with Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie & the Blowfish and The Dave Matthews Band raising over $1 million to support American farmers.