The Beach Boys hit No.1 in the UK, on this day in 1966, with “Good Vibrations.” As a child, Brian Wilson’s mom told him that dogs could pick up vibrations from people, and that gave him the idea for the song.
On this day in 1979, The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that ABBA was the biggest-selling recording group in history. They have been surpassed, but still rank in the top 20 in all time record sales.
On this day in 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono release “Double Fantasy.”
4 years later, ten weeks after its first appearance in the Hot 100 at #80, Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” reaches #1. George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley hold that spot for three weeks.
On this day in 1988, Guns N’ Roses get the cover of Rolling Stone with the headline, “Hard-Rock Heroes.” The magazine compiled the story that summer when the band was on tour as the opening act for Aerosmith. Aerosmith assumed they were getting the cover, but by the end of the tour, Guns N’ Roses had become much more popular.
The year is 1996, The Spice Girls were at No.1, on this day, in 31 different countries with the song “Wannabe.”
We jump to this day in 2000, when Cher appeared on the TV show “Will and Grace,” in the episode titled “Gypsies, Tramps and Weed.”
Let’s wrap it up, on this day in 2003, when Britney Spears, at age 21, became the youngest singer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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