On This Day October 15
1973 – Ten years after her death, Patsy Cline (“Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams”) becomes the first female solo performer to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1946 – Singer-songwriter Richard Carpenter of the 1970s sibling pop duo, the Carpenters
Own a Piece of This Day
The Very Best of Cole Porter
Cole Porter may have died in 1964, but his influence on the stage musical continues both in revivals and even new productions that incorporate his songs. Enjoy this collection — a slice of the Great American Songbook from the pen of a man who took songwriting to a new peak.
The Best of Four Tops: The Millennium Collection
Though they have been around for over 50 years, the Four Tops were never stronger than during the ’60s and early ’70s. With a dozen Top 20 and five Top 10 hits, the Tops were just as their name implies. As part of their Millennium Collection, Motown has selected 11 of these hits for consideration as one of the pre-eminent groups of the era. This best-of set is a must-have for lovers of that early Motown sound.
The Best of I Love Lucy
Enjoy classic episodes from the first two seasons of “I Love Lucy.” In “New Neighbors,” Lucy thinks the new neighbors are plotting a murder and everyone’s favorite, “Job Switching,” featuring the classic scene where Lucy and Ethel try to keep up with a fast moving conveyor belt of candy.
The Great One: The Complete Wayne Gretzky Collection
Sports Illustrated followed Wayne Gretzky’s (a.k.a. “The Great One”) career right from the very beginning. Starting in 1978, when Gretzky was a young phenom playing for the Soo Greyhounds, they had their best writers cover his rise to fame and subsequent dominance of the sport.
A League Of Their Own
It’s a home run with this hilarious and beloved comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. With baseball lineups and locker rooms left empty during World War II, the newly-founded All-American Girls Baseball League brought talented women to the big leagues—and brought fans to the stands. Directed by Penny Marshall.
The Singles 1969-1973 / Carpenters
This is the Carpenters best-of collection that gives the listener their strongest Top 10 songs in one flawless package. From the hopeful opener, “We’ve Only Just Begun,” to the wistful closing track, “Close to You,” these songs epitomize the band’s lush and sincere style that won them so much adulation (and many awards) in the 1970s.