Today In Music History 07/19/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

July 19, 2018


On this day in 1974, The Ozark Music Festival was held over three days on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Acts who appeared included, BTO, Blue Öyster Cult, The Eagles, America, Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith and more. Crowd estimates for the festival range between 300 and 400,000 people in attendance.

On this day in 1975, Orleans release "Dance With Me." The song would hit #6 on the Hot 100.

Genesis would score their first (and only) #1 Hot 100 hit, on this day in 1986, as "Invisible Touch" topped the chart.

Let's jump to this day in 1987, Bruce Springsteen plays his first ever show behind the Iron Curtain, when he appears in East Berlin in front of 180,000 people. The show was broadcast on East German TV.

On this day in 1999, Lou Bega releases his debut album, A Little Bit of Mambo. The album would go platinum in over 10 countries, including three times platinum here.

On this day in 2014, Ed Sheeran hits No.1 with X (pronounced multiply), his second studio album. The album peaked at No.1 in fifteen countries and by the end of 2014 Spotify named X the most-streamed album in the world, racking up more than 430 million streams for the year.