Yes’ “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” began its two-week run at No. 1 on this day in 1984

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Today in rock history: On this date in 1984, Yes scored its first and only No. 1 hit single thanks o the lead-off single from the band's 11th studio album, 90125. "Owner of a Lonely Heart,” which had a two-week run at the top, boasted a new sound for the progressive rock band thanks to the contributions of its newest member, guitarist and songwriter Trevor Rabin. The single also went to No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart; play on R&B stations and in dance clubs even pushed it as high as No 3 on the publication’s Dance/Disco chart.


Today in rock history: On this date in 1968,The Jimi Hendrix Experience began recording a version of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" at London’s Olympic Studios. The recording sessions took place a day before Dylan's version of the song was released as a single; Hendrix's version was also released as a single later that year and would appear on his landmark album, Electric Ladyland. The single was a radio hit for Hendrix and rose to No. 20 on Billboard's singles chart, becoming Hendrix's highest charting single in America. Dylan himself expressed enormous affection for Jimi's version and soon began performing the song in a manner closer to Jimi's rendition as a tribute to the late, great guitarist and singer.


Today in rock history: On this date in 1968, the soundtrack for Mike Nichols’ film The Graduate was released. The album featured two variations of the song "Mrs. Robinson," a major hit for singing duo Simon & Garfunkel, as well as several other songs by the group. Also featuring instrumental pieces by musician and composer Dave Grusin, the album was an unprecedented success that spent several weeks at the No. 1 spot on Billboard's pop albums chart.


Today in rock history: On this date in 1984, the self-titled debut album by New Jersey rock band Bon Jovi was released. It cracked the Billboard Top 50 and produced two moderate hit singles — "Runaway" and "She Don't Know Me" — which was significant since the still under-constriction band didn’t get signed to a major until after frontman Jon Bon Jovi shopped demos to New York City radio stations.

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I was born on a Sunday Morning.I soon received The Gift of loving music.Through music, I Found A Reason for living.It was when I discovered rock and roll that I Was Beginning To See The Light.Because through music, I'm Set Free.It's always helped me keep my Head Held High.When I started dancing to that fine, fine...
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