Today in Music History 10.10.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

October 10, 2018
David Coverdale

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On this day in 1970, Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" hits #1, where it will stay for one week. It was Neil's first #1 song that he performed. He had already written a #1 for The Monkee's "I'm A Believer."

Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley declares it "Fleetwood Mac Day," on this day in 1979. The band would get their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard and two days later would release the album Tusk, the follow-up to their hugely successful "Rumours"

On this day in 1987, Whitesnake hit the #1 spot on the US singles chart with "Here I Go Again." The song was originally recorded in 1982, but re-recorded in 1987 and released as a single.

On this day in 1992, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash gets married for the first time, tying the know with actress Renee Suran in Marina Del Rey, California. They divorce in 1997; Slash gets married again in 2001. He is currently living with a past girlfriend.

And finally, it was on this day in 1999, that a charity auction was held at The Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, featuring Elvis Presley's belongings.  A wristwatch, cigar box and autographed baseball were sold, but it was the King's 1956 Lincoln Continental that fetched $250,000.