Today in Music: May 18, 2010

On this day in 1968, Archie Bell & The Drells hit #1 on the US Singles chart with "Tighten Up".

In 1974, Ray Stevens hit #1 in both the US and UK with his novelty hit, "The Streak", which was inspired by the streaking craze.

In 1984, Simple Minds landed at #1 on the US singles chart with the Keith Forsey-penned "(Don't You) Forget About Me", from the soundtrack to the hit John Hughes film The Breakfast Club.

On this date in 1991, the #1 album in the US was R.E.M.'s Out Of Time.

In 1993, Creation Records founder Alan McGee caught his first Oasis gig. He later announced to the press that he had found "the greatest rock & roll band since The Beatles".


Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman turns 61.

Martika ("Toy Soldiers") turns 41.

Jack Johnson turns 35...annoyingly.

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