Today in Music History 06.13.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 13, 2018

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On this day in 1967, a 14 year old Colin Hay, arrives in Australia with his family, who have left Scotland for better opportunity. 12 years later, he forms the band Men at Work, which becomes one of the most popular acts in the country.

Grand Funk Railroad performs at the Ocean Ice Palace in Bricktown, New Jersey, on this day in 1970. Their opening act was a band called Steel Mill that featured a young Bruce Springsteen. Tickets were $5.00 each.

On this day in 1975, Peter Frampton played the first of two nights at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Recordings from these two shows were used as part of his No.1 double album "Frampton Comes Alive," which sold over 6 million copies in 1976 alone.

On this day in 1978, the movie version of "Grease," starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway, had its world premiere in New York City. The movie has gone on to make over $400 million worldwide.

And it was on this day in 1995, that Alanis Morissette released her studio album, Jagged Little Pill. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies world-wide, and made Morissette the first female Canadian to score a US No.1 album.