Today In Music History 08/22/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

August 22, 2018
Eric Clapton

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On this day in 1964, The Supremes hit No.1 with "Where Did Our Love Go" the girl group's first No.1. The song was written for the Marvellettes, but they turned it down.

On this day in 1970, Derek and the Dominoes begin recording their famous album, Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs. The band features Eric Clapton, who in an attempt to lay low, downplays his involvement. Other notable contributors to the first session of music included George Harrison and Duane Allman. The single "Layla" wasn't even released to radio for almost two years, but has since become considered one of the greatest rock songs ever written.

On this day in 1981 "Girls On Film" hits #5 in the UK, giving Duran Duran their breakthrough hit in Britain. It does not chart here in the US, but surges in popularity after its music video goes into heavy rotation on MTV.

Let's roll to this day in 1986. The movie Stand By Me is released in theaters. Due to the movie's popularity the song by Ben E. King, "Stand By Me,"  re-enters the top 100 and peaks at #9, 35 years after it's intitial release.

And finally, it was on this day in 1987, that Madonna would have her 6th #1 song with "Who's That Girl." The track was featured in the movie of the same name that starred Madonna. The soundtrack sold 6 million copies, the movie only made about 7 million.