Today In Music History: 08/31/17

I would gladly pay to see this concert. On this day in 1975, in San Diego, Rod Stewart and the Faces, Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, and Lynyrd Skynyrd performed at Balboa Stadium. The ticket price was $17.50.

On this day in 1976, George Harrison was found guilty of “subconscious plagiarism” of the Ronnie Mack song “He’s So Fine” when writing “My Sweet Lord.” Earnings from the song were awarded to Mack’s estate totaling over $500,000. The Chiffons, who originally sang the song, got nothing, so they recorded their own version of “My Sweet Lord.”

Let’s jump to 1987, when the network that owns my radio station, CBS-TV, was the first to televise Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video. “Bad” also had the most pre-orders of any album to date at over 2.5 million.

On this day in 1991 “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams was the #1 song.

On this day in 2014, we lose the guy that sang such great songs as “High On You,” “The Search is Over,” and “I can’t Hold Back,” Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for Survivor died at age 63. 

Same year, we get the marriage of Jenny McCarthy and Donny Wahlberg, the second marriage for both.

Let’s end with a few  birthdays Today in Music History. Debbie Gibson turns 47, Gina Schock of The Go Go’s is 60 and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Van Morrison, is 72.

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