Today In Music History 07/20/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

July 20, 2018
CHESTER BENNINGTON

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On this day in 1965, The Lovin' Spoonful release "Do You Believe In Magic?" While it only peaked at #9 on the chart it made Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

On this day in 1968, Jane Asher announces on live TV that her engagement to Paul McCartney was off. Paul reportedly was watching at a friend's home and was surprised by the news. She was said to have inspired many McCartney songs, including "All My Loving," "And I Love Her," and "We Can Work It Out."

The Carpenters appear as the bachelor and bachelorette on The Dating Game, on this day in 1970.

Let's roll to1983, when Duran Duran headline a charity concert in London attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana. At the event, they meet Diana, who has proclaimed them her favorite band.

The #1 song on this day in 1991, was "Unbelievable" by EMF. It took the song 14 weeks on the chart before reaching the top.

And sad news to close out Today in Music History. It was on this day just last year, that we lost the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington. He took his own life at age 41. Bennington was close friends with Chris Cornell, who died in similar fashion two months earlier.