We are going waaaayyy back for the start of Today in Music History. It’s one of my favorite songs ever, and it was recorded on this day in 1958, Bobby Darin put the vocals to “Mack The Knife.”
On this day in 1968, Friends of Distinction recorded “Grazing In The Grass.” The original version is done without vocals by Hugh Masekela and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Friends of Distinction version with words topped out at #3.
Elton John’s first US hit, “Your Song” entered the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1970, where it went on to reach number eight. Three Dog Night had already recorded a version of the song, but did not release it as a single, so up and comer Elton John could. At the time Sir Elton was Three Dog Nights opening act. Speaking of Sir Elton John. He turned down over $5 million for the broadcast rights to his civil union with David Furnish on this day in 2005.
Ronnie Wood leaves The Faces and joins The Rolling Stones on this day in 1975. He has remained with the group ever since.
The movie “Nine to Five,” opened here in North America, on this day in 1980, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The song of the same name by Dolly Parton won two Grammy Awards in separate country categories.
And finally, it was on this day in 1993, that U.S. real estate developer and future President of the United States, Donald Trump married actress Marla Maples. They separated in 1997 and divorced in ’99.
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