DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY GOES #1. On this day (September 24th) in 1988, Bobby McFerrin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’, the first a-cappella record to be a No.1 hit. It made it to No.2 in the UK. ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ was also included in the movie, Cocktail. The song would go on to win Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Happy Birthday: Linda McCartney, Mel Taylor (drums, The Ventures), and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers).