On this day in 1970, Santana released “Black Magic Woman,” with vocals by Gregg Rolie. The song had been issued as a Fleetwood Mac single back in 1968.
Johnny Paycheck releases his 17th album, “Take This Job and Shove It,” on this day in 1977.
The very next year, Kenny Rogers releases “The Gambler,” his fifth studio album.
On this day in 1981, four of the top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 were by Australian artists: Olivia Newton-John, the Little River Band, Air Supply, and Rick Springfield. That has never happened again.
On this day in 1987, The Dirty Dancing soundtrack hits #1. Even though it was set in 1963, the movie featured modern, original songs “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” and “Hungry Eyes.”
Over in the UK, George Michael’s album Faith hits #1. It spawned 6 hit singles, including 4 #1’s in the US, making him the only British male singer to have four No.1 singles from one LP on the Billboard Hot 100.
On this day in 1991, the video for Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White,” debuts simultaneously on MTV, BET and Fox. Some viewers were not amused with Michael’s excessive crotch-grabbing and the gratuitous displays of violence.
And finally, it was on this day in 1992, with lead vocals by Jamie Walters, “How Do You Talk To An Angel,” the theme song for The Heights, hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
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