It was on this day in 1961, that The Tokens gave us the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
“Yellow Submarine,” the animated film featuring music by the Beatles, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters, on this day in 1968. The fab four’s voices were done by voice actors, not the band members themselves.
Three Dog Night released “An Old Fashioned Love Song” on this day in 1971.
On this day in 1976, Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 here the US, with ‘Tonight’s The Night’. The song features whispers from actress Britt Ekland, who was Stewart’s girlfriend at the time.
Men at Work’s debut album Business as Usual hits #1 in America, on this day in 1982. The album stays in the top spot for 15 weeks, until it is dethroned by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
On this day in 1992, Elton John played a concert for 90,000 people in Mexico City. It was his first concert in the country.
On this day in 2005, from a concert in California, Paul McCartney plays “Good Day Sunshine,” which is beamed into space to wake up astronauts on board the International Space Station.
And it was on this day in 2010, that Taylor Swift sets a record by becoming the first female artist to place 11 songs on the Hot 100 at the same time. Beyonce broke that record 6 years later when she landed 12 songs on the chart at the same time.
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