(Saturday, June 8, 1974) — “Band on the Run” by Paul McCartney & Wings peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was McCartney’s third of nine number one hits on the chart (1971-1984) since leaving The Beatles in 1970.
(Saturday, June 8, 1974) — “Help Me” by Joni Mitchell peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. The song is ranked #288 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
(Wednesday, June 8, 1864) — President Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was nominated for a second term today at the National Union Convention meeting at the Front Street Theatre in Baltimore, defeating Ulysses S. Grant (who was not a candidate) 484-22 on the first ballot. Continue reading Republicans nominate Lincoln-Johnson ticket 150 years ago today (June 8 1864)