Today in Music History 03/28/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

March 28, 2018
Phil Collins


We are starting way back on this day in 1958, for Today in Music History. It was the day that Eddie Cochran recorded "Summertime Blues." The song is ranked #73 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Speaking of legendary recordings, it was on this day in 1967, in New York City, that  Van Morrison recorded "Brown Eyed Girl." A big as the song has become over the years, it only peaked at #10.

A streaker ran onto the set of "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson," on this day in 1974. The streaker was arrested, but released, according to Johnny, for "lack of evidence."

Blondie's "Rapture" hits #1, on this day in 1981,  becoming the first chart-topper with a rap. Fab Five Freddy, who she name drops in the song makes an appearance in the video. 

On this day in 1985, four-year-old Alicia Cook makes her acting debut on the "Slumber Party" episode of The Cosby Show. You may know her nowadays by her stage name Alicia Keys.

It was bedlam on this day in 1992, as over a $100,000 worth of damage was caused at The Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in California, when Ozzy Osbourne invited the first two rows of the audience on stage. Several others took up the offer and the band was forced to exit the stage.

And finally, it was on this day in 1996, that Phil Collins announced he was leaving Genesis, exactly 20 years after first appearing with them on stage as their new lead singer. They would perform together again in 2007 for their 40th anniversary. There is speculation right now, that the band is considering a reunion of some kind.