Welcome to The Time Tunnel, a time when life was full of ups and downs, and crazy turnarounds. No matter who you are, or where you were raised everyone has their story… good, fair, or not so good but my mission is to brighten your days with music and historical events that you may have forgotten.
On this day October 16
1976, Stevie Wonder‘s ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, (the working title was Let’s See Life the Way It Is). Featuring the tracks ‘Sir Duke’, ‘I Wish’, ‘Pastime Paradise’ and ‘Isn’t She Lovely’, it was Wonder’s third US No.1 and became the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album of Wonder’s career.
1986, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Robert Cray joined other artists on stage in St Louis, for Chuck Berry‘s 60th birthday concert, as featured in the film ‘Hail Hail! Rock & Roll’.
1968 Americans Tommie Smith (gold 19.83 WR) and John Carlos (bronze) famously give the Black Power salute on the 200m medal podium during the Mexico City Olympics.
1973 Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta.
1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title.