We start Today in Music History with a couple of birthdays. The voice behind the band Yes, Jon Anderson, is turning 72 and “I Am Woman” Helen Reddy is 75.
Let’s jump to 1968, when The Temptations released the single “Cloud Nine.”
Here’s a simple song writing tip. Write what you know. It was on this day in 1974, that the Wings released the single “Junior’s Farm.” It was recorded in Nashville while Paul McCartney and his band were staying at the nearby farm of Curly Putman, Jr., which explains the title.
For the first time in its history, the Billboard Hot 100’s top three spots were held by solo female artists: Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” was #1, followed by Tina Turner’s “Typical Male” and Janet Jackson’s “When I Think Of You.” It happened on this day in 1986.
We are close to Halloween and even though he appeared in countless movies, one of his most famous works involved his laugh. I’m talking about the voice over that Vincent Price did for Michael Jackson on “Thriller.” Sad to say it was on this day in 1993 that we lost the great Vincent Price, who died of lung cancer at 82.
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