It is time for the Valentine’s edition of Today in Music History.
We start on this day in 1967. The Turtles release what became their only #1 single, “Happy Together.” 12 other artists rejected the song before The Turtles decided to record it. The song is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
On this day in 1974, Musicians Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (the Captain & Tennille) were married. They stayed together for 39 years and Miss Tennille resides here in Florida.
Jimmy Buffett released the most profitable song ever, on this day in 1977. The song is “Margaritaville.” The brand makes more than 1 billion dollars a year and has more than 50 different products associated with it. WOW!! All from a song that took about 5 minutes to write according to Mr. Buffett.
It was on this day in 1987, that Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” hit #1 in the US, where it stays for four weeks. The song has sold almost 5 million copies worldwide.
“Wayne’s World,” starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, hit theaters on this day in 1992. It also featured appearances by Alice Cooper and Meat Loaf. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen re-entered the charts courtesy of the now famous AMC Pacer sing-a-long.
And finally, it was on this day in 1999, that Elton John made an appearance on the “I’m with Cupid” episode of The Simpsons, where he does a re-worked version of “Your Song.”