Today In Music 17-03


17 Mar 1979

Gloria Gaynor started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Will Survive.’ The song was originally released as the B-side to a song first recorded by The Righteous Brothers called ‘Substitute.’

17 Mar 1979

The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their fifteenth studio album release Spirits Having Flown, the group’s first album after their collaboration on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The album’s first three tracks were released as singles and all reached No.1 in the US, giving the Bee Gees an unbroken run of six US chart-toppers and tying a record set by The Beatles.


1919: Nat King Cole
1941: Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane)
1944: John Sebastian
1959: Mike Lindup (Level 42)
1962: Clare Grogan (Altered Images)
1967: Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
1972: Melissa Auf Der Maur (Hole)
1975: Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
1990: Hozier