Today In Music History 05/30/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

May 30, 2018
KOOL & THE GANG

Photo by JC Olivera

On this day in 1964, The Beatles hit No.1 on the US singles chart with "Love Me Do," the group's fourth US No.1 in five months. The version released here in America had Andy White playing drums, while Ringo played the tambourine. The UK version featured Ringo on drums.

Your #1 song on this day in 1968 was "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel. It was the duo's second chart topper and first "rock" song to win the Grammy Award for Record of The Year.

Let's roll to this day in 1975, when Kool & The Gang were the music guests, on "The Midnight Special."

On this day in 1990, the band Midnight Oil, basically closed down 6th avenue in New York City, by staging a protest concert in front of the headquarters of Exxon, in reaction to the Exxon Valdez disaster.

Paul Simon married Edie Brickell, on this day in 1992, at a small ceremony in Montauk, Long Island. Simon, who was previously married to Carrie Fisher, is 26 years older than Brickell, who is best known for her song "What I am."

Here's a name you've probably have never heard of, but in the world of music, he is giant. Mickie Most passed away on this day in 2003. He is credited with producing more #1 singles world-wide than anyone else, working with people like The Animals, Donovan, Hermin's Hermits, Hot Chocolate, Jeff Beck and more. He died of mesothelioma at 64.