Today in Music History 06.20.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 20, 2018
Mariah Carey

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On this day in 1969, it was day one of the Newport Pop Festival featuring: Ike And Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Byrds, The Rascals, Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin and more. A three day ticket cost $15. Hendrix received $125,000 for his appearance, at the time it was the highest fee ever paid to a rock act for a single appearance.

It was on this day in 1978, that Foreigner released "Double Vision." The song would peak at #2 and be their highest charter at that point in their career. They would finally hit #1 with "I Want To Know What Love Is."

"Stars on 45," a medley of Beatles songs set to a disco beat, hit No.1 on this day in 1981. The song would hit number one in 11 countries and number two in the UK. No Beatles sang on the record.

On this day in 1992, Mariah Carey scored her sixth No.1 single with her remake of "I'll Be There." The song was also a No.1 for The Jackson Five in 1970.

And it was on this day in 2003, for his 54th birthday, Lionel Richie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to Richie, the star's location on Hollywood Blvd, isn't far from the Holiday Inn where The Commodores stayed on their first trip to LA while recording their debut album.