2007 – The Rolling Stones topped the US music rich list for the second year running after making $150.6m (£76.2m) in 2006. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were second in the poll with a combined fortune of $132m (£67.2m) and American country band Rascal Flatts appeared third, having earnt $110.5m (£56.2m) in the past year.
2006 – Gospel singer Helen Berhane is released after spending two years in a metal shipping container. Berhane was arrested and put into detention in Eritrea for belonging to the banned Rema Church. Helen Berhane (born c. 1975) is a Christian Gospel singer who was a prisoner in Eritrea. Berhane is a member of the […]
2003 – R.E.M. top the U.K. album charts with their hits collection In Time. Fatman Scoop hold the No. 1 spot in the U.K. singles chart for a second week with “Be Faithful.”
2003 – Fatman Scoop tops the British singles chart with “Be Faithful.” Dido’s Life for Rent keeps The Strokes’ Room on Fire from the No. 1 UK album spot.
2003 – At the 29th Annual People’s Choice Awards, country act the Dixie Chicks and rock group Creed tie for the favorite group or band honor, while country superstar Faith Hill is honored as favorite female musical performer, and rapper Eminem takes the male award.
2001 – winners at the 28th annual American Music Awards; Favourite Album, Creed, ‘Human Clay’, Male Artist, Kid Rock, Favourite Female Artist, Faith Hill, Favourite Group, Backstreet Boys, Favourite New Artist, 3 Doors Down.
1988 – George Michael went to No.1 on the US album charts with his debut solo album ‘Faith’. It went on to sell over 8 million copies.
1983 – Former Blind Faith members Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton are among the performers at the ARMS benefit concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert raises money for research into multiple sclerosis.
1969 – No. 1 on both the American and British albums charts today is Blind Faith, the only album by the supergroup that features Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, and Ginger Baker.
1969 – n American chart action, the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” goes to No. 1, while Blind Faith’s self-titled debut is a new entry on the albums chart.
1969 – The supergroup Blind Faith make their U.S. live debut at Madison Square Garden.
1969 – Led Zeppelin play Milwaukee at the Midwest Rock Festival. Former Yardbird Eric Clapton, who is playing with Blind Faith the next day, catches the set by fellow former Yardbird Jimmy Page’s new band. “They were very loud,” he later remembers. “I thought it was unnecessarily loud. I liked some of it; I really […]