Today In Music History: 09/05/17

It was on this day in 1956, that Elvis Presley surprised his mother with a gift of a pink Cadillac. The car remained in the Presley family and eventually went on display at Graceland.

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The Rolling Stones recorded “Get Off Of My Cloud,” on this day in 1965. The song peaked at No.1 in the US and the UK.

Sometimes the inspiration for a song is rather bizarre. It was on this day in 1976, that Garry Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd fell asleep at the wheel of his new Ford Torino and hit a tree and a house. The incident inspires their song “That Smell.”

Stevie Nicks hit No.1 with her solo album Bella Donna on this day in 1981. A few of the songs that were featured on the record include “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (with Tom Petty), “Leather and Lace” (with Don Henley), and maybe her best known song “Edge of Seventeen.”

Sad news on this day in 1987, as “American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, was cancelled by ABC-TV after 30 years.

On this day in 1996 “Macarena” by Los Del Rio was the #1 song. It spent 14 weeks in the top spot and was the #1 song of 1996.

28 years is how long it took Aerosmith to finally hit #1. They did it with the song from the movie Armegeddon “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” which was written by songstress Diane Warren for the movie.

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