Today in Music History 07/10/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

July 10, 2018
The Monkees

Photo by Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT/Sipa USA

The Rolling Stones hit #1 in the US on this day in 1965 with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The song would rock the top spot for four weeks.

On this day in 1976, One Hit Wonders Starland Vocal Band hit No.1 with "Afternoon Delight." The highest they would ever peak again would be #66. Here's a great use of the song from "Good Will Hunting."

Cher gives birth to Elijah Blue Allman, on this day in 1977, her first and only child with Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers. The couple was only married 10 days, making their union one of the shortest in the world of Hollywood celebs.

On this day in 1981, Rick James releases "Super Freak." The song would peak at #16 on the charts, but get nominated for a Grammy Award. The sample of the song would hit #8 when M.C. Hammer released "U Can't Touch This."

And finally, it was on this day in 1989, that The Monkees got their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the ceremony, all four Monkees reunite for the first time - Mike Nesmith was a holdout on their reunion tour. The Monkees have three #1's to their credit and their first two albums have sold more than 5 million copies each.