Today In Music History 09/05/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

September 5, 2018
Freddie Mercury Day

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Today in Music History starts with Freddie Mercury Day. My favorite singer of all time would've been 72. Look for Bohemian Rhapsody to hit theaters in November. Freddie also has an asteroid named after him.

On this day in 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was seriously injured in a car crash in Florida, when he fell alseep at the wheel. The incident inspired the song "That Smell."

Stevie Nicks hits #1 on the album chart, on this day in 1981, with Bella Donna. The album would go on to sell over 4 million copies, feature two top 10 singles and her most famous solo song "Edge Of Seventeen."

On this day in 1991,Guitarist C.C. DeVille is kicked out of Poison after he sabotages their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards by playing "Talk Dirty To Me" instead of "Unskinny Bop." DeVille rejoins the band five years later. So you know, Deville is the principle writer of "Talk DIrty To Me."

And finally, after 28 years together, Aerosmith would score their first #1 song, on this day in 1998, with "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing." Featured in the movie Armegeddon, the song would sell over a million copies in 10 different countries and stay at #1 for a month straight.