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We kick it off on this day in 1968, when Tommy James and the Shondells released the song “Crimson and Clover.”
The Jackson 5 made their first network television appearance, on this day in 1969, performing “I Want You Back,” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
On this day in 1974, Styx released what would be their break through song, “Lady.”
It was on this day in 1977, that the biggest disco movie ever had it’s New York City premier. With a budget of under 3 million dollars “Saturday Night Fever,” has grossed almost $250 million world wide and the soundtrack to the movie has sold over over 20 million units.
Billy Joel plays Madison Square Garden for the first time, on this day in 1978. He later becomes the first musical act to hold residency at the Garden. He has extended his residency thru 2018.
Time for more movie news. It was on this day in 1997, that “Titanic” had its U.S. premiere in L.A. The movie has grossed over $2 billion world wide and it’s soundtrack is also one of the top 10 selling soundtracks of all time.
And finally, it was on this day in 1999, that Paul McCartney performed at the New Cavern Club in Liverpool. Joining him were Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice. The concert was streamed live on the Internet and attracted 50 million online visits. The original Cavern Club closed in 1973, ten years after McCartney’s last performance there with the Beatles.
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