Today in Music History 06.15.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 15, 2018
CARLOS SANTANA

Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA

It was on this day in 1988 that Bruce got busted. He was on a world tour in Rome and a photographer snapped a pic of the Boss, in his undies, sharing a personal moment with backup singer Patti Scialfa. The picture confirmed the rumours that Bruce and Patti were having an affair. They are still together though, so maybe there is a silver lining.

The Disney film The Lion King hits theaters, on this day in 1994. Still one of mine and my little girl's favorites, it would make over $300 million that year, second only to Forrest Gump. The soundtrack goes Diamond, meaning over 10 million copies sold - a record for the soundtrack to an animated film.

Let's get some Florida in Today in Music History. We go to this day in 1998, in West Palm Beach, where the Spice Girls begin a 40-city North American tour. It would be their first without Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, who left the group two weeks earlier.
 
After a seven-year recording hiatus, Santana comes back breathing fire, releasing the album Supernatural, on this day in 1998. It wins 8 Grammy Awards, 3 Latin Grammy Awards and sells over 15 million copies and is their first chart-topping album in 28 years.
 
And it was 4 years ago today that we lost the great Casey Kasem, who passed away at 82. I still enjoy hearing his shows every Saturday morning here on 1059 Sunnyfm.