Today In Music History 04/10/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

April 10, 2018
Peter Frampton

Ron Elkman | 2017 Jul 14

On this day in 1967, the song "Somethin' Stupid" by Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra became the first father-daughter recording to hit #1 on theBillboard pop chart.

According to Paul McCartney, it was on this day in 1970, that he announced that he was done with The Beatles. It coincided with the release of his first solo album and in the form of a fake interview.  When John was asked about Paul's departure, he said "Paul hasn't left. I sacked him."

Peter Frampton hit No.1 on the US album chart, on this day in 1976, with "Frampton Comes Alive," one of the biggest selling 'live' albums in rock history. It was voted "Album of the year" in a 1976 Rolling Stone readers poll. It stayed on the chart for 97 weeks.

On this day in 1978, Cher was pictured on the cover of People magazine, with her then-boyfriend Gene Simmons of KISS.

Madonna kicked off her very first North American tour, on this day in 1985, with The Beastie Boys as her opening act. The tour was a major success and the term Madonna wannabe was coined for concert goers dressed like Madonna.

And it was on this day in 1999, that John Goodman was the host, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were the musical guests, on "Saturday Night Live."