While The Beatles were in the studio recording “A Day In The Life,” on this day in 1967, The Monkees were at No.1 with “I’m A Believer.” It is one of the few singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide. There has been less than 40 of those all time.
On this day in 1968, Creedence Clearwater Revival was in the studio recording “Suzie Q.” The song peaked at #11. Bonus CCR trivia for you. They are the band that has the most #2’s with no No.1, 5 to be exact.
Al Wilson’s “Show And Tell” hit #1 on this day in 1974. The song went on to sell over 2 million copies.
Pink Floyd’s The Wall started a 15-week run at No.1 on this day in 1980. The album sold over 23 million copies here in the US and is #3 selling album in the states behind Thriller and The Eagles “Greatest Hits” Vol. 1.
On this day in 1993, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks return to Fleetwood Mac to perform Bill Clinton’s campaign song, “Don’t Stop,” at his inauguration ceremonies.
We go to this day in 1994, when Paul McCartney inducted John Lennon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying, “The thing you must remember is, that I’m the number one John Lennon fan. I love him to this day and I always did love him.” Axl Rose performs “Come Together” at the ceremony with Bruce Springsteen.
And finally, on this day in 2006, Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack at age 64. Best known for “Mustang Sally,” “Land of Thousand Dances” and “In the Midnight hour” Pickett scored almost 20 songs on the Billboard Top 40. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
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