TODAY IN MUSIC

TODAY IN MUSIC

On this day

1960 | Ray Charles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Georgia On My Mind’, a No.24 hit in the UK.

1962 | The Beatles played the final show of a 14 night run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

1967 | Pink Floyd were added to a 16-date UK tour with Jimi Hendrix, The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, The Outer Limits and The Eire Apparent. It kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

1969 | ‘Sugar Sugar’ by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running One Hit Wonder in the UK with eight week’s at the top of the charts. It was the first No.1 performed by cartoon characters.

1975 | Queen played the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England, the first nights on their 78-date A Night At The Opera World Tour.

1981 | The Police had their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’, a No.3 hit in the US.

1987 | George Michael went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album ‘Faith’. The album won several awards including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1989. To date, the album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

1992 | Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Keep The Faith’ their fifth studio album and second UK No.1.

1996 | Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia. The couple had met when he was diagnosed with vitiligo in the mid-1980s, and she was working as his dermatologist’s assistant. The couple divorced on October 8, 1999.

1999 | Robbie Williams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She’s The One / It’s Only Us’, his second UK No.1.

2004 | U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Vertigo’, the bands fifth UK No.1, taken from ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’.

2006 | Led Zeppelin were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Roger Taylor of Queen. Jimmy Page personally accepted the award in front of a 3,000 strong audience.

Born on this day

1944 | Sherri Payne, vocals, The Supremes joined in 1973.

1966 | Joseph ‘Run’ Simmons, one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C.

1972 | Douglas Payne, bassist with Scottish rock band Travis.