TODAY IN MUSIC

TODAY IN MUSIC

On this day

1964 | The Beatles held the top five places on the US singles chart, at No. 5 ‘Please Please Me’, No.4 ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, No.3, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, No.2 ‘Love Me Do’ and at No.1 ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ They also had another nine singles on the chart, bringing their total to fourteen singles on the Hot 100.

1976 | The Sex Pistols played the first night of a residency at the El Paradiso club in Soho, London, England.

1987 | U2 entered the US album chart at No.7 with The Joshua Tree making it the highest chart new entry in America for seven years.

2003 | 50 Cent became the best selling artist in the US so far this year when his latest album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ sold more than four million copies in two months.

2008 | Beyonce Knowles married Jay-Z at his New York apartment. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonces former bandmates in Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams all attended the private ceremony.

2019 | Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green fashion brand was rescued from administration by the JD Sports Group.

Born on this day

1913 | American blues musician Muddy Waters, In the early 1950s, Muddy Waters and his band recorded several blues classics, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’, ‘I’m Ready’ and ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’. The Rolling Stones named themselves after his 1950 song ‘Rollin’ Stone’.

1952 | Dave Hill, guitarist with English rock band Slade who scored 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six No.1’s on the UK Singles Chart becoming the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles.

1972 | American singer-songwriter Jill Scott.