Today In Music History: 10/17/17

On this day in 1961 “Hit The Road Jack” by Ray Charles was the #1 song.

“Hair,” the world’s first hippie rock musical, made its public debut at the New York Shakespeare Festival on this day in 1967. The show moved to Broadway in April of 1968 and ran for 1,742 performances.

On this day in 1970, Eric Clapton released the song “After Midnight.”

We jump to this day in 1977, when Lynyrd Skynyrd released their fifth studio album, “Street Survivors.” Three days later, the group’s plane crashed, killing Ronnie Van Zant and Steve and Cassie Gaines, along with multiple injuries to other band members. The original album cover with flames behind the band members was recalled.

On this day in 1987, with their #1 comeback hit “You Win Again,” the Bee Gees became the first group to have a UK #1 hit in three separate decades: the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Over here in the U.S. Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam hits #1 with “Lost in Emotion,” on this day in 1987.

On this day in 1998, the Barenaked Ladies hit #1 with “One Week.” It stayed there for one week.

And on this day in 2008, we lost the original lead singer of The Four Tops, Levi Stubbs at age 72.

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