Today in Music History 06/05/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 5, 2018

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On this day in 1971, James Taylor releases the song "You've Got A Friend." The song was written by Carol King and gave James a #1 song and Grammy Award. She also won a Grammy Award for song of the year which goes to the writer.

Let's got to this day in 1982, when the special guests on "American Bandstand" were The Motels, performing "Only The Lonely." 

On this day in 1984, "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper was the #1 song. Rob Hyman from the Hooters sings backround vocals.

On this day in 1989,The Doobie Brothers begin their reunion tour, their first with their original lineup since 1975. They are still on the road and play in Seattle tonight.

Singer Mariah Carey marries Tommy Mottola, the CEO of Sony Music, on this day in 1993. Guests included Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and Ozzy Osbourne. The marriage lasted five years.

On this day in 2002, eleven weeks after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of the Ramones, dies of a heroin overdose at age 50. He wrote some of their more famous songs including "Rockaway Beach."

And let's end it on this day in 2004 with another musical marriage as Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony tie the knot. The union lasts 10 years, produces many songs and two twins.