Today In Music History 07/23/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

July 23, 2018
AMY WINEHOUSE

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Let's start on this day in 1977. Barry Manilow's "Looks Like We Made It" hits #1. The title of the song is a tad misleading as you find out from the lyrics. The couple that were together actually made it thru their breakup and found love with others, as opposed to staying together.

On this day in 1983, it's The Police with the top album, as Synchronicity hits #1. The album would stay there for 16 weeks, win three Grammy Awards and sell over 8 million copies here in the US.

Let's roll to this day in 1988, when Paula Abdul makes her first appearance on the US Albums chart when Forever Your Girl enters at #184. Sixty-four weeks later, it would hit #1, setting a record for most weeks on the chart before hitting the top spot.

Ringo Starr begins his first tour since The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, introducing his "All-Starr Band," on this day in 1989. Members included Dr. John, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh and Clerence Clemons on the sax.

And it was on this day in 2011, that Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment at the age of 27. Official cause of death alcohol poisoning, although she was known to be a heavy drug user too.