Today in Music History 06.14.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 14, 2018
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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Two great songs were recorded Today in Music History, and the year is 1967. The first song recorded on this day was by the Fab Four, as they hit the studio to record "All You Need Is Love." The group did 33 takes on the song with number 10 being the one they thought was best. On that same day The Monkees were in the studio putting Davy Jones on lead vocals for their song "Daydream Believer." That song would stay at the top spot for four weeks and be the group's last No.1 here in the US.

On this day in 1975, America hits #1 with "Sister Golden Hair." The song was produced by Beatle's producer George Martin and the song's guitar riff at the beginning is very similar to George Harroison's "My Sweet Lord."

Billy Joel grabs the number one spot on the album chart with Glass Houses on this day in 1980. It would stay there 6 weeks and give Joel his first #1 on the Hot 100 with "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me."

On this day in 1987, Madonna woudl embark on her "Who's That Girl" tour. The tour would gross over $20 million and be the highest grossing tour to date.

10 years later (1997) it was Puff Daddy and Faith Evans hitting the #1 spot with "I'll Be Missing You," their tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. It would run 11 weeks at the top spot and rely heavily on a sample from the Police song "Every Breath You Take."

And lastly, it was on this day in 2002 that Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones was knighted, but it wasn't until December of the following year that Mick accepted the honor and the Queen did not bestow it upon him. She had disliked him for years.