Soundtrack Sunday– The Sound of Music

This week in 1965 The Sound of Music soundtrack hit #1.

The Sound of Music  is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.

 

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.