MAY 2ND IS THE 122ND DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS BABY DAY, BROTHERS AND SISTERS DAY, INTERNATIONAL SCURVY AWARENESS DAY, NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, NATIONAL FIRE DAY, NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE DAY, NATIONAL PLAY YOUR UKULELE DAY, NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY, TAKE A BABY TO LUNCH DAY, WORLD PASSWORD DAY AND WORLD TUNA DAY.
Despite his vow that they would never be invited back, Ed Sullivan included The Rolling Stones on his Sunday night variety show, along with Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield.
The Bee Gees were awarded their second Platinum single in less than two months for “Night Fever”. It was preceded by “Stayin’ Alive”, both from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever.
Eric Clapton joined former Cream members, drummer Ginger Baker and bass player Jack Bruce for the first of four nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 36 years after the band had split up.
Norman Greenbaum’s Gospel / Rock hit “Spirit In The Sky” topped both the Cash Box Best Sellers list. Greenbaum would later tell Rolling Stone magazine, “I’m just some Jewish musician who really dug Gospel music. I decided there was a larger Jesus Gospel market out there than a Jehovah one.”