2020 – Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You has returned to the top of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)’s top seasonal songs countdown. The 1994 hit remains the most-played festive tune on radio in America, according to an ASCAP analysis of streaming and terrestrial radio data. The song, […]
2020 – Mariah Carey’s festive classic All I Want for Christmas Is You is back on the U.S. charts a year after setting records by topping the countdown for three weeks. The 1994 song returns to the Billboard Hot 100 at number 29, thanks to 11.7 million U.S. streams and over 4,000 downloads sold. Last […]
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2008 – Wham’s Last Christmas was the most played festive track of the last five years. The Performing Right Society put the 1984 hit at the top of their chart of seasonal songs, just ahead of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? The Pogues came third with Fairytale of New York, recorded with the […]
2007 – Stu Sweatman begins prototyping the idea for “THIS DAY IN ROCK” website, where you can find many facts about musicians and what happend on a given day in history! He joined forces with John Myer’s to create the information base you see. Although the site contains facts from all genres, we tried to […]
2006 – James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He is 73.
2006 – U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.
2005 – Shayne Ward, the winner of U.K. talent show X Factor, tops the British charts with his debut single “That’s My Goal.”
2005 – Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker becomes a father again, as wife Shanna Moakler gives birth to 7 lb. 1 oz. daughter Alabama Louella Barker.
2005 – Graying rock legend Iggy Pop is fined by the Swiss city of Lucerne for performing his music too loud at the Blue Balls festival in July. Pop and The Stooges were clocked at 102.5 decibels.
2005 – U2’s Vertigo tour is declared the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Chart Toppers Boxscore. Vertigo reports grosses of $260 million and draws more than 3 million people to 90 concerts, all of which are sell-outs.
2003 – Expect to find Alicia Keys in your stocking. The Harlem songstress’ The Diary of Alicia Keys returns to No. 1 in the album charts. The highest new entry is R&B crooner Joe’s And Then… in at No. 26.