Today in Music History 10.16.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

October 16, 2018
Boy George Culture Club

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On this day in 1974, The Rolling Stones release "It's Only Rock N' Roll(but I like It)" The song would hit #16 here in the states and include writing credits from future Rolling Stone member Ronnie Wood, who would joing the band the next year.

Bruce Springsteen begins a series of shows at The Roxy in Los Angeles, on this day in 1975. He earns adulation from many celebrities and a glowing review in the L.A. Times. This leads to cover stories on Springsteen in both Time and Newsweek.

I can't believe I actually worked with this guy. On this day in 1976, Rick Dees and his Cast Of Idiots hit #1 with the song "Disco Duck, (part one)." It does have the distinction of being the last novelty song to reach the number one spot.

After another artist had to cancel, it was on this day in 1982, that Culture Club appeared on the UK's Top Of The Pops performing "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me." The performance was seen by many and helped launch the career of the band ovwe here in the US.

And finally, we dial the clock back to 1993, and a memorable National Anthem performance by the late Aretha Franklin, before Game 1 of World Series between the Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies.