On this day in 1970, B. J. Thomas hit No.1 with “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” It stayed there for four weeks and was featured in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
On this day in 1971, it was O.C. Smith singing “Little Green Apples” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The song sold over a million copies and O.C. went on to become a minister.
The Bay City Rollers hit #1, on this day in 1976, with “Saturday Night.” Along with being featured on many teen magazines their popularity also landed them on cereal boxes.
On this day in 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She is inducted by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. He may have had a few beverages.
“The Arsenio Hall Show,” started a five year run on this day in 1989. His first show included Brooke Shields, Naked Gun actor Leslie Nielsen and singer Luther Vandross.
And it was on this day in 2004, that Britney Spears married her childhood friend Jason Alexander (not the actor) at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The marriage was annulled 55 hours later following a petition to the court that stated that Spears “lacked understanding of her actions.” Four years later to the day, she was committed to the psychiatric ward of the UCLA Medical Center after a meltdown over custody of her children.
Today in Music History is brought to you by Cory Fairbanks Mazda.
What’s the story at Cory? For over 20 years Cory Fairbanks Mazda in Longwood has been your friend in the car business. We sell more because We care more!