Today in Music History 06.29.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

June 29, 2018

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On this day in 1974, Neil Peart replaces John Rutsey as the drummer for Rush. Pert is recognized as one of the greatest rock drummers ever.

We roll to this day in 1984 to a concert in Minneapolis, MN. Bruce Springsteen brings 19 year old Courteney Cox on stage to dance with him during the sax solo in his song "Dancing In The Dark." That forever becomes the video we saw on MTV. 

The very next year (1985) Mick Jagger and David Bowie record "Dancing in the Street" at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London for the Live Aid charity. They shoot the video the same day. It would peak at #7 in the US, but go #1 in the UK. They had wanted to perform it live from London and Philadelphia during the Live Aid concert, but the satellite delay was too much.

Eminem's mother went to court on this day in 2000, claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single "My Name Is." She was awarded $1600.

And lastly, it was on this day in 2007, that we lost George McCorkle, guitarist for The Marshall Tucker Band and composer of their song "Fire On The Mountain." He died shortly after being diagnosed with Cancer at 60. He was the third member of the original band to pass away.