This Day In Music History
1966 – Beach Boy Brian Wilson recorded the future classic song ‘Good Vibrations’, which went on to become the band’s third U.S. number-one hit. As a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up “vibrations” from people, so that the dog would bark at “bad vibrations” Wilson turned this into the general idea for the song.
1972 – On their first Australian tour, Led Zeppelin rescheduled to the following night their concert at the Memorial Drive, Adelaide, after heavy rain left the stage and equipment unsafe. Zeppelin had brought to Adelaide the largest PA system seen in Australia to produce what was expected to be the loudest rock show ever heard.
1987 – Bon Jovi were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, it made No.4 in the UK.
2003 – Madonna defends her controversial “American Life” video on her Web site, posting, “I am not Anti-Bush. I am not pro-Iraq. I am pro Peace. I have … created a video which expresses my feelings about our culture and values and the illusions of what many people believe is the American dream – the perfect life. … I am grateful to have the freedom to express these feelings and that’s how I honor my country.”