On this day in 1969, The Doors appear at Madison Square Garden. They were paid over $50,000 for the gig making them one of the highest paid acts of the year.
Diana Ross’s “Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” hits #1 on this day in 1976. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song, but lost out to “I’m Easy” from the movie Nashville.
6 years later, on this day in 1982, she sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XVI. The 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21. 85 million people tuned in for the game and Joe Montana won the MVP.
“That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne & Friends was the #1 song, on this day in 1986. The song went on to win 2 Grammy Awards including song of the year.
Let’s roll to this day in 1998. The Titanic soundtrack hits #1 here in America. The No.2 album was Celine Dion’s “Let’s Talk About Love,” both records featured the theme from Titanic “My Heart Will Go On.” That’s never happened again.
On this day in 1999, The Offspring hit No.1 with “Pretty Fly, For A White Guy.” The song went #1 in 10 other countries as well.
And it was just last year that “Butch” Trucks, drummer and co-founder of The Allman Brothers, died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. He was 69.
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