Today in Music History 06.28.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 28, 2018
CLAY AIKEN

Photo by Corey Lowenstein/Raleigh News & Observer

It was on this day in 1975, that The Eagles hit #1 with my favorite album they ever made, "One of These Nights." It featured the Grammy Award winning "Lyin' Eyes" my favorite Eagles song "Take It To The Limit" and the title track. The album would go on to sell more than four million copies in the US alone.

On that same day David Bowie would release "Fame." That song would go on to become his first US No.1 and feature some backround vocal help from John Lennon.

It was on this day in 1980, that Sir Paul McCartney would hit the top spot on the Hot 100 with "Comin' Up." It was one of the few 'live' versions to ever hit #1 and was fueled by DJ's across the country playing the live verson, not the studio version as intended.

We jump to this day in 1986, when Wham! would play their farewell concert for about 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London. George would go on to a fabulous solo career. Andrew would try his hand at Formula One racing, music and movies, and even shack up with a member of Bananarama for a short bit.

And finally, it was on this day in 2003 that Ruben studdard beat Clay Aiken (pictured) to win Season 2 of American Idol. Both of their first singles would hit the top 10, but it was Clay taking the #1 spot.