Today In Music History: 08/09/17

We start on this day in 1969, when Sly & the Family Stone release “Hot Fun in The Summertime.”

The Bee Gees started a two week run at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, on this day in 1975, with ‘Jive Talkin’, the group’s second US No.1. 

On this day in 1980, AC/DC scores their first UK No.1 album with Back In Black. It was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest selling album of all time, next to “Thriller.”

On this day in 1993 “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by UB40 was the #1 song.

We jump to this day in 1995. The original members of KISS reunite for a taping of “MTV Unplugged.”

It got strange on this day in 2005. Singer Marc Cohn gets shot in the head during an attempted carjacking as he left a concert in Denver. The attacker was fleeing police after trying to pay a hotel bill with a stolen credit card. The bullet grazed Cohn’s temple, but did not penetrate his skull. He was hospitalized and released the next day.

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