Today In Music History: 07/19/17

The Beatles released “Help!” on this day in 1965. The song is #29 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Frank Sinatra, at the age of 50,  got married to Mia Farrow on this day in 1966. Mia was only 20 at the time and the marriage only lasted two years. Frank served her divorce papers on the set of “Rosemary’s Baby,” a movie he told her not to do.

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Let’s jump to this day in 1975. Orleans releases “Dance With Me.”

The Temptations performed on “American Bandstand.” on this day in 1980.

Sports and superstitions go hand in hand. It was on this day in 1985, that Joan Jett called up-and-coming heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson before his fight with Larry Sims, which Tyson wins handily. Tyson insists on getting a call from Jett before every fight, which he does, until breaking tradition for his bout against Buster Douglas, which he lost. 

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1986 was the year that Bananarama jumped on “American Bandstand” and sang  “Venus” and “Trick Of The Night.”

Lou Bega gave us his debut album, “A Little Bit of Mambo,” on this day in 1999. The song “Mambo #5” hit No. 1 in many nations, but only got to #3 here in the States. Now Mr. Bega is doing commercials.

On this day in 2002, Movin’ Out, a stage musical dedicated to the songs of Billy Joel, premieres in Chicago.

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