Today in Music History 06.07.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 7, 2018
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Great stuff Today in Music History...
 
We start on this day in 1969, when Tommy James and the Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion." The song would get all the way to #2 on the Hot 100.
 
On this day in 1975, Elton John's ninth studio album, "Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy," becomes the first album to debut at #1 on the US album chart. It would stay there for seven weeks and sell over 1.4 million copies in it's first four days.
 
Let's jump ahead two years to 1977, at Madison Square Garden, Led Zeppelin would play the first of six sold out nights.
 
Not really music, but I've seen a lot of concerts there. It was on this day in 1990, that Universal Studios Florida opened here in Orlando.
 
Today would've been Prince's 60th birthday and exactly 25 years ago today, he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, making him, literally, an icon. He would return to his name in 2000. Here he is with one of the truly great guitar solos of all time.
And finally, it was on this day in 2012, that we lost Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac (1971-1974.)  He committed suicide while in failing health at 66. Here's one of my favorite songs done by him "Sentimental Lady."