Today In Music History 06/26/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 26, 2018
Peter Frampton


Let's start on this day in 1963. John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose "She Loves You" in a hotel room in Newcastle, England, while on tour there. The song is one of the Beatles top five selling singles of all time.

On this day in 1974, the divorce between Sonny and Cher is finalized. Four days later, Cher marries guitarist Gregg Allman, the couple split 10 days after that, got back together and split again. They did stay married long enough to  produce Elijah Blue Allman.

On this day in 1976, Peter Frampton releases "Baby, I Love Your Way." His version would hit #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Will To Power version done as a medley with "Free Bird," would hit No.1 and sell more than 500,000 copies. The Big Mountain version, featured in the movie Reality Bites, would peak at #6.

The twin sons of Ricky Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar, calling themselves Nelson, release their debut album called After the Rain, on this day in 1990. The album would sell over 2 million copies thanks to the #1 single "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection."

In a Deja Vu moment, it was on this day in 1996, that Sammy Hagar is replaced as Van Halen's lead vocalist by the man he replaced 11 years earlier, David Lee Roth.

And finally, it was on this day in 2008, that Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" as the world's worst cover version ever, beating out Madonna's "American Pie" and Sheryle Crow's "Sweet Child O Mine."