Today In Music History: 05/19/17

By Domino

Happy birthday to Dusty Hill, from ZZ Top and Pete Townshend, from The Who.

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On this day in 1960, The Drifters recorded “Save the Last Dance For Me,” which became their last single featuring Ben E. King as the lead singer.

Paul Simon released “Kodachrome,” on this day in 1973, which peaked at #2 here in the U.S., but in the UK it was banned from airplay, because the lyrics contained a commercial brand name.

On this day in 1975, The Eagles released “One Of These Nights.”

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“Thank God It’s Friday,” starring Debra Winger, Jeff Goldblum, Donna Summer, and others premiered on this day in 1978 in New York City.

On this day in 1982 “Ebony And Ivory” by Paul McCartney w/ Stevie Wonder was the #1 song.

Motown celebrated the 50th anniversary of the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem on this day in 1985 with the T.V. special “Motown Returns To The Apollo.”

On this day in 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus released his debut album, “Some Gave All,” which included “Achy Breaky Heart,” a song that sold well over a million copies and got to #4 on the Pop chart.

Mick Jagger was both the host and the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” on this day in 2012.

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