Today in Music History 10.22.18

Music Knowledge from Domino

October 21, 2018
Phil Collins

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On this day in 1966, The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" made its debut on the US singles chart. The track was recorded over 6 weeks in four different Los Angeles studios, at a cost of over $16,000. The recording engineer would later say that the last take sounded exactly like the first, six months earlier. The record would reach No.1 on the US charts in December of that year. 

On this day in 1969, Paul McCartney officially denies that he is dead. And proves it by not being dead.

We go to this day in 1976. Bob Seger releases the song "Night Moves." It was hit first hit song since "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man hit the charts back in 1969. Most of his Silver Bullet Band had returned home, so session musicians are on the song that would hit #4.

On this day in 1988, Phil Collins started a two week run at No.1 with "Groovy Kind Of Love," his 6th No.1 song in the States. The song was a #2 hit for the Mindbenders in 1966.

And it was on this day in 1990, that a band known then as Mookie Blaylock, made their stage debut at The Off Ramp in Seattle. The band would later rename itself Pearl Jam. In the audience that night are members of Soundgarden and Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson.