Today In Music History 08/20/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

August 20, 2018
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We start on this day in 1973, when The Rolling Stones release "Angie." The song was almost entirely written by Keith Richards and it's meaning is widely disputed even by Keith himself, who has given multiple reasons for the song title.

On this day in 1977, The Emotions hit #1 in the US with the disco track "Best Of My Love" for the first of five weeks. The song was written and produced by members of Earth, Wind and Fire. The Emotions would return the favor a couple of years later by appearing on the group's "Boogie Wonderland."

It was at the Monsters of Rock Festival, on this day in 1988, that two people were killed while slam dancing to Guns N' Roses. The grounds were wet from rain and the 100,000 plus people got out of control, even as Axl Rose had implored the crowd not to "Effin kill each other."

On this day in 1990, Prince releases his album Graffiti Bridge, which contains the tracks "Thieves In The Temple" and "New Power Generation." The album would go on to moderate success, the movie that was released in October by the same name was crucified by critics and movie goers alike.

And lastly, it was on this day in 1991, that the Spin Doctors released their debut album, Pocket Full of Kryptonite. It would go on to sell over 5 million copies and contain two of the group's best known songs "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong."