Today In Music History: 05/29/17

We have some birthdays to shout out on this Memorial Day. Happy birthday to Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, Noel Gallagher, from Oasis, and Melissa Etheridge.

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We start on this day in 1962, when Chubby Checker won a Grammy Award for “Let’s Twist Again” and Ray Charles won for “Hit The Road Jack.”

Mike Oldfield released “Tubular Bells” on this day in 1973. It went on to become the theme for the movie “The Exorcist.” He wrote the song when he was 19.

On this day in 1977, right here in Orlando, at the then named Tangerine Bowl, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, and Kenny Logins performed. Tickets for the show were $10-$12.50 each.

On this day in 1982, Survivor released “Eye of the Tiger.” The song spent 6 consecutive weeks at #1 and went on to win a Grammy Award.

Tina Turner released “Private Dancer” on this day in 1984, her first album in five years. It features one of my favorite songs “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”

And it was on this day in 2001, that The Eagles performed for the first time in Russia. 

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