Today In Music History 04/05/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

April 5, 2018
The Spice Girls

(Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)

On this day in 1978 "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees was the #1 song. It would stay there for seven weeks and the video was shot here in Florida.

I was so proud to be a part of this. On this day in 1985, I was in Oklahoma City at the time, thousands of radio stations played "We Are The World" simultaneously at 10:50 a.m. EST. I was actually the night guy, but we had the entire staff in the studio to play it.

Tracy Chapman releases her self-titled album on this day in 1988. It features her first foray into the Top 40 with the song "Fast Car." It would peak at #6 and garner 2 Grammy Award nominations. 

Even though his body wasn't found for three days, it was actually on this day in 1994, that Kurt Cobain of Nirvana killed himself with a shotgun at age 27. His body was discovered by an electrician, who came to the house to install an alarm.

It was the debut concert for the Spice Girls. It happened on this day in 1998, in Glasgow, Scotland, before an audience of about 9,000 people. They went on to have the biggest selling debut album by a female group with Spice, which has sold more than 31 million copies world-wide.

And it was on this day in 2008, after numerous line up changes, that the band Toto gave their last concert and disbanded. Their final show was in Seoul, South Korea.