On this Day August 29
1964 – “Where Did Our Love Go,” by The Supremes, holds tight for a second straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart. It is the first of five consecutive chart-topping singles for Motown’s hottest act.
2005 – Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans as a Category 3 storm and enters the history books as costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes to strike the U.S.
Own a Piece of This Day
The Ultimate Collection / Roy Orbison
Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer an entirely different brand of country/pop-based rock ‘n’ roll in the early 1960s. This 26-track gem contains Orbison’s earliest works through his 1980s collaboration with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne in the Traveling Wilburys.
#1s / Diana Ross & The Supremes
Diana Ross & The Supremes were among Motown’s most adored acts, blazing new musical trails during turbulent times. Their distinctive sound and style assures them a pedestal in the halls and history of American culture. This incredible collection features 24 hits by the group and a solo Ms. Ross.
Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history — Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow to New Orleans in 2005.
Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History
Tracing the history of two-wheeled grit and glory, from the first prototypes to the superbikes of today, “Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History” covers more than a thousand of the world’s greatest machines, from the earliest prototypes from the mid-nineteenth century, to the dynamic speedsters of today.
Off The Wall / Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson had produced solo recordings before the 1979 release of “Off the Wall,” but this was his breakthrough — the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right. This visionary piece of work moved from disco into a new world where the beat was undeniable, but not the primary focus — part of a colorful tapestry of lush ballads and strings, smooth soul and pop, soft rock and alluring funk.