Today in Music History 10/02/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

October 2, 2018
Tom Petty

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On this day in 1965, The McCoys hit #1 on the singles chart  with "Hang On Sloopy." The song became a favorite of fans at Ohio State football games, when the marching band started performing it. In 1985 it became the official state rock song of Ohio!

Joe Cocker is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, on this day in 1976, where he performs "Feelin' Alright" with his nemesis impersonator, John Belushi.

Let's roll to this day in 1982, when Mr. John Cougar hit No.1 with "Jack and Diane." It was his first chart topper and would hold that spot for four weeks.

On this day in 1992, Madonna's racy "Erotica" video, featuring footage from the making of her Sexbook, debuts on MTV. The video would only air three times before being banned. 

It was on this day last year that we lost Tom Petty. He goes into cardiac arrest, is taken to the hospital, cannot be revived and is taken off life support.

Don McLean, Mike Rutherford of Genesis, Sting of the Police, Phil Oakley of the Human League and Tiffany are all having birthdays today!!

Sting
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