We start way back in 1966, when The Four Tops released the single “Standing In The Shadows Of Love.” The song peaked at #6 on the chart.
John Lennon makes his last-ever concert appearance on this day in 1974, when he joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden. The duo performed three songs together including “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”
Speaking of former Beatles, it was on this day in 1979, that Ringo Starr’s home in Los Angeles burned to the ground destroying everything inside, including all of Starr’s Beatles memorabilia.
On this day in 1984, Prince releases “I Would Die 4 U,” his fourth single from his album “Purple Rain.”
We’re about to hit the movies on this day in music history. We start in 1987, when “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing hit No.1. The “Swayze-lift” becomes a popular dance move.
Then, on this day in 1992, Whitney Houston starts a record-breaking fourteen-week run at No.1 on the Hot 100 with “I Will Always Love You”, taken from the movie Bodyguard.
And, it was on this day in 2000, that approximately nine million people watched Madonna over the Internet performing in concert at London’s Brixton Academy. According to MSN.com, the show set a record for such events.
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