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March 25, 1942: “The Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, is born in Memphis, Tennessee. She would go on to become the most charted female artist in history, with 112 singles on the Billboard charts.
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March 25, 1967: The Turtles go to #1 on the Hot 100 with “Happy Together”. The song about unrequited love was written by Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon and rejected TWELVE TIMES by twelve different artists, and the acetate demo was nearly worn out before The Turtles agreed to record it!
The Turtles—“Happy Together”
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March 25, 1972: America’s first single, “A Horse With No Name”, goes to the top of the Hot 100. The song was originally called “Desert Song”, since lead singer Dewey Bunnell wrote it based on scenery he encountered while visiting the desert near the Air Force base his dad was stationed at in Santa Barbara, California.
America—“A Horse With No Name”
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