This Day in Music History: Carly Simon & James Taylor marry, Hall & Oates release Abandoned Luncheonette - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

1965 – The Beatles record “Michelle.”

1972 – Carly Simon and James Taylor marry. They stay together for 11 years.

1973 – Daryl Hall and John Oates release Abandoned Luncheonette, the first album under their own names. A previous album was released as Whole Oates.

1990 – “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice becomes the first rap record to top the US singles chart.

1991 – More than 300,000 people attend a free memorial concert for rock promoter Bill Graham in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Among the acts performing are Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Santana, and Journey (who reunited for the event).

1992 – Bon Jovi release their fifth studio album, Keep The Faith. It spends a total of 49 weeks on the charts.

1995 – Hootie & the Blowfish settle out of court with Bob Dylan, who sees their lifting of lyrics from “Tangled Up In Blue” on their hit “Only Want To Be With You” as more plagiarism than tribute.

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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