Today in Music History 05/03/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

May 3, 2018


We start on this day in 1966, The Temptations release the single "Ain't Too Proud To Beg." The song only hit #13 on the chart, but was included in The Big Chill soundtrack.

On this day in 1976, almost 10 years after his last tour with The Beatles, Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance kicking off the "Wings Over America" tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Ft. Worth, Texas.

We go to this day in 1980. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band start a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with "Against The Wind." It was the album that knocked Pink Floyd's "The Wall" off the top spot on the album chart.

On this day in 1986, thanks to a killer video featuring lookalike models, "Addicted To Love" hits #1 on the Hot 100.

On this day in 1991, Texas Governor Ann Richards made it official. May 3rd would be ZZ Top Day in her state.

On this day in 1997, not even two months after his death, The Notorious B.I.G. started a three week run at No.1 on the Hot 100 with his song "Hypnotize." The beat they use is from Herb Alpert's "Rise."

And the guy that produced that song, Sean "P. Ditty" Combs, was honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on this day in 2008. The 38-year-old dedicated the star to his father, who was shot dead in 1972.