Today In Music History: 07/18/17

By Domino

We start on this day in 1966, when Bobby Fuller, leader of the Bobby Fuller Four, was found dead at age 23, in what police called an accidental asphyxiation, even though the gasoline on his clothes and lungs suggested foul play. The case has never been solved.

On this day in 1968, “Grazing In The Grass,” by Hugh Masekela, sold it’s one millionth copy.

Bruce Springsteen started a four night run of concerts on this day in 1973 in New York City. His opening act was Bob Marley and the Wailers, who were on their first North American tour.

We jump to this day in 1978, when the two millionth copy was sold of the song by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, “You’re The One That I Want.”

Prince released “Let’s Go Crazy” on this day in 1984. It became his 2nd #1 song off the soundtrack to his movie “Purple Rain.” from both the album and the feature film “Purple Rain.”

On this day in 1987 “Alone” by Heart was the #1 song.

On this day in 1992…Singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown got married on this day in 1992. The marriage lasted 15 years. 

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(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).

On this day in 2001, the KISS Kasket went on sale, a real coffin featuring facial likenesses of the four founding members of the band. The KISS logo and the words “KISS Forever” were also included.

And finally it was on this day in 2008, that the last concert ever at Shea Stadium took place. Billy Joel was the headliner with special guest performers Paul McCartney, Roger Daltry, Steven Tyler and Garth Brooks.

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