Today In Music History 08/23/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

August 23, 2018
Rick Springfield


Let's start Today in Music History with a big happy 69th birthday to Rick Springfield. He's had 5 top tens and won a Grammy Award for "Jessie's Girl." Jami Jamison from Survivor was also born on this day, but passed away in 2014 from a heart attack at age 63.

On this day in 1969, The Rolling Stones would hit #1 for the 5th time here in the US with "Honky Tonk Women." It would hold that spot for four weeks.

On this day in 1975, Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds' had the #1 song on the radio with "Fallin' in Love." They are what we call a two hit wonder. "Don't Pull Your Love" was a top 5 hit for the group back in 1971. 

On this day in 1980, it was The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada. The Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52's, and The Pretenders were some of the performers. Tickets cost $30, but only 50,000 people attended the festival and the promoters lost over $1 million.

And it was on this day in 2000, that Kenny Loggins gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the 80's he earned the title of "King of The Soundtracks," writing songs for Caddyshack, Footloose and Top Gun, just to name a few.