David Letterman chats with guest Bill Murray during the first episode of his television program Late Night with David Letterman, on Feb. 1, 1982.
On this day in music history: March 22, 1975 - “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also topping the Hot 100 for 1 week on May 24, 1975. Written by Maurice White, Larry Dunn, and Philip Bailey, it is the first chart topping single for the R&B/Funk band led by drummer and vocalist Maurice White. While Earth, Wind & Fire are recording at the Caribou Ranch Recording Studio up in the Colorado Rockies in the Fall and Winter of 1974, White will come up with the initial idea for the song while looking up at the night sky and seeing a bright star shining down. single from the band’s breakthrough album “That’s The Way Of The World”. The songs’ positive and inspirational message about reaching one’s potential along with its unstoppable groove, will be an immediate hit on R&B, Top 40 pop, and FM rock radio driving both the single and album to number one. The single will win Earth, Wind & Fire their first Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group in 1976. “Shining Star” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.