On This Day October 5
1973 – Considered one of rock music’s greatest double-albums, Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”—which contains the hits “Bennie and the Jets,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and “Candle in the Wind”—is released.
1974 – American David Kunst returns home to Minnesota as the first person to travel the globe on foot. It takes him four years and 21 pairs of shoes to cross four continents, covering a total of 14,500 miles. The achievement enables him to plant his heels in the “Guinness Book of Records.”
Own a Piece of This Day
The Ultimate Bobby Darin
For range and selection, this album remains the most thorough single-disc retrospective of legendary singer Bobby Darin, effectively capturing the stunning range of his unique musical vision. Each of its 17 songs is a gem, including “Splish Splash,” “Dream Lover,” “Mack the Knife” and “Beyond the Sea,” as well as “Somebody to Love” and “I’ll Be There.”
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road / Elton John
One of the most adventurous Elton John albums ever recorded, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” takes you on a thrilling musical journey that’s as catchy as is it eclectic. EJ soars on sing-along pop anthems like “Bennie and the Jets,” gets down-and-dirty on hard-driving rocker “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” and packs ballads like “Candle in the Wind” with heart-wrenching emotion.
The Man Who Walked Around the World
In his own words, David Kunst shares his incredible story as the first person to travel the globe on foot. It takes him four years and 21 pairs of shoes to cross four continents, covering a total of 14,500 miles. The achievement enables him to stroll into the “Guinness Book of Records.”
Lech Walesa: The Road to Democracy
In 1980, Lech Walesa pushed his way past the Polish police, climbed over a 12-foot wall and jumped onto a bulldozer, calling to Polish shipyard workers to continue their strike for higher wages and other demands. Walesa’s fiery speech inspired the workers and kept the strike alive. His call to action that day ultimately brought about important changes in Poland and established his leadership of the movement that became known as Solidarity.
Greatest Hits 1974-78 / Steve Miller Band
This album chronicles the best singles from Steve Miller’s most successful years, after he veered from Haight-Ashbury bluesy trippiness to more accessible blues-based pop-rock. There are the slippery grooves of “The Joker” and “Fly Like an Eagle,” and there’s the air-guitar-beckoning riff rock of “Take the Money and Run,” “Jungle Love,” “Rock n’Me,” and “Jet Airliner.”
Just beneath the glamorous veneer of Hollywood gossip and movie stars lies a crime-ridden city corrupt to its core. Now, while investigating a brutal murder, three very different police detectives will rediscover a common bond of integrity in the blockbuster film noir thriller “L.A. Confidential.” Starring Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger.