Let’s get Today in Music History rolling on this day in 1969. Creedence Clearwater Revival release their second studio album, “Bayou Country.” It was the album that featured the song “Proud Mary.”
On this day in 1971, Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane welcome a baby girl they name “God.” Her name is later changed to “China,” and as “China Kantner” she becomes a VJ on MTV. She has also appeared in movies and on TV.
On this day in 1986, A-Ha hit No.1 in the UK with “The Sun Always Shines On TV,” becoming the first ever-Norwegian act to score a UK No.1 hit single. Even though the song has sold over 5 million copies world-wide, it only reached #20 here in the states.
Our next stop is 1987, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, on the day after his 46th birthday, Neil Diamond sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXI. The New York Giants defeat the Denver Broncos, 39-20. It marked the first time at a Super Bowl that the winning coach was drenched in the now famous Gatorade shower after a victory.
And on this day in 1991, Paul McCartney appears on the second season of MTV’s Unplugged, and includes some Beatles songs in his set. When he performed “And I Love Her,” it marked the first time he had performed the song anywhere outside of the Beatles. He also became the first artist to release the session as an album.
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