We start way back in 1958, when Elvis Presley’s single “Hound Dog” became only the third record in history to sell more than three million copies. The first two to reach that milestone were “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, and Gene Autry’s “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
John Lennon visited London’s Indica Gallery to see the exhibit Unfinished Paintings and Objects, and met the featured artist, Yoko Ono on this day in 1966. Two years later they began their romantic relationship.
On this day in 1969, Simon & Garfunkel recorded “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The song went on to hit No.1 and stayed there for sic weeks.
Billy Joel released his second album, on this day in 1973, titled “Piano Man.” The rest is history.
On this day in 1985, Jan Hammer hit No.1 on the US singles chart with the “Miami Vice Theme.” It was the last instrumental to ever top the Billboard Hot 100.
Richard Marx performed in five cities, in one day, on this day in 1991. The cities were Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank, California, to promote his new album, “Rush Street.”
And let’s wrap it up with your #1 song on this day in 1993. It was Meatloaf’s “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That.)” The song was #1 in over 20 countries, one of the biggest songs of the decade, and a Grammy Award winner.
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