Today In Music History 09/04/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

September 4, 2018
Kelly Clarkson


It was on this day in 1971, that Paul McCartney had his first solo #1 here in the US, with "Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey." He would have seven more #1's here in the States.

The Bee Gees would hit #1 on this day in 1976, with "You Should Be Dancing." This was the song that launched the trio into Disco stardom and is the first chart-topper in which Barry Gibb used his trademark falsetto.

On this day in 1982, The Steve Miller Band hit #1 for two weeks with "Abracadabra," a song that is said to have been inspired by the one and only Diana Ross.

Gregg Allman is arrested in Belleview, Florida, on this day in 1986. A police officer sees his 1985 Trans Am weaving on Route 441. He blows a .27 (legal limit: .10) and is charged with drunken driving and driving with an expired license. Allman is sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to do community service, which he serves by playing a drug-and-alcohol-free graduation party for area high schools.

And I was broadcasting live from Burleson High School on this day in 2002, when Kelly Clarkson become the first winner of American Idol. She had graduated from there in 2000. The following month, her first single, "A Moment Like This," went from No. 52 to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.​