Today in Music History starts on this day in 1964, when The Temptations released the song “My Girl.” It became their first #1 single.
“The Graduate” had it’s premier in LA and New York, on this day in 1967. The film featured the music of Simon & Garfunkel and opened nationwide the following day and was the spring board for Dustin Hoffman’s career.
Crosby Stills and Nash perform for the first time on stage together on this day in 1968.
On this day in 1970, Elvis went to the White House and met President Richard Nixon. A picture of the two shaking hands is the most requested photo in the National Archives, even more than the Constitution.
On this day in 1974, Kool & the Gang performed on “American Bandstand.”
On this day in 1985, Bruce Springsteen’s album, “Born in the USA” passed Michael Jackson’s Thriller to become the second longest-lasting LP on the Billboard US Top 10. It stayed there for 79 weeks. Only “The Sound of Music” with Julie Andrews lasted longer at 109 weeks.
On this day in 1991 “Bohemian Rhapsody” goes back to #1 on the UK charts after the death of Freddie Mercury and stays there for five weeks. In America, the song gets new life the very next year when it is used in the movie “Wayne’s World.”
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