Today In Music History 08/10/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

August 10, 2018
Duran Duran


Roberta Flack had the No.1 song in the USA, on this day in 1974, it was "Feel Like Makin' Love."

On this day in 1976, Elton John played the first of ten sold out nights at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. The $1.25 million generated from the shows broke the record set by The Rolling Stones in 1975.

Bryan Adams hits #1 on the album chart, on this day in 1985, with his 12 million copy selling "Reckless." That's the album with "Summer of '69," "Heaven," "Run To You" and others.

And since it is Duran Duran appreciation day, let's have some Durani news from the same day. Lead singer Simon Le Bon is an avid boat racer, and it was on this day in 1985 that he and his crew had to be rescued after his boat "Drum" capsized during a race. Le Bon was trapped under the hull with five other crew members for twenty minutes, until being rescued by the Royal Navy.

And finally, it was on this day in 2008, that we lost singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes. He passed away 10 days before his 66th birthday. Hayes won an Oscar for his 1971 song "Theme From Shaft" and was also known as the voice of Chef from the hit cartoon show, South Park. He was married four times and had 12 children.