TODAY IN MUSIC

TODAY IN MUSIC

On this day

1966 | The Rolling Stones fourth album ‘Aftermath’ went to No.1 on the UK chart.

1977 | Led Zeppelin broke a new world attendance record at a concert when they played to 76,229 people at a gig at the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan.

1983 | Michael Jackson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Beat It’, his fifth solo US No.1.

2008 | Mariah Carey married actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas following a whirlwind two-month romance.

2019 | American concert promoter and media personality Russ Gibb died.

Born on this day

1943 | Bobby Vee, American singer, songwriter and musician who was a teen idol in the early 1960s.

1957 | Wonder Mike (Michael Anthony Wright), rapper from The Sugarhill Gang.

1969 | Paulo ‘Destructor’ JR, Sepultura, from Brazilian heavy metal Sepultura.

1971 | Darren Emerson, keyboards, from British electronic music group Underworld.

1981 | English DJ and record producer David Zowie.

1981 | Justin Vernon, American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer best known as the frontman of indie folk band Bon Iver.

1992 | American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Travis Scott.