Today in Music History 06.04.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 4, 2018
YOUNG ELVIS

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On this day in 1970, Carlos Santana records "Black Magic Woman." It was originally done by Fleetwood Mac, but the Santana version is the one that becomes the hit, peaking at number four.

On this day in 1973, after a massive heart attack, Murray Wilson, father of the Beach Boys' Brian, Carl and Dennis, died at the age of 55. Because of earlier differences with their father, Brian and Dennis did not attend the funeral.​

On this day in 1984, Bruce Springsteen releases the album Born In The U.S.A. It would spawn 7 top ten singles and go on to become the best selling album of the year. Despite the title and photo featured on the front of the album, the song is about the struggles of a Vietnam vet returning home, not a pro America song.

It was on this day in 1992, that the USPS decides to do an Elvis stamp. After taking votes from fans, it was the young Elvis by a three to one margin selected to adorn the stamp. Priscilla Presley makes the announcement at Graceland.

Crowded House announces their split up on this day in 1996.The band would reunite in 2007 and continue to tour. Lead singer and guitarist from the band Neil Finn was just announced as part of Fleetwood Mac's upcoming tour.