2004 – Band Aid 20 hold the UK No. 1 spot for a third week with their remake of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Robbie Williams also remains top of the albums chart with his greatest hits disc.
1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Got You Babe,” Sonny & Cher. The song, which sells more than 1 million copies, is the duo’s only No. 1 hit. A remake of the song by UB40 with Chrissie Hynde hits No. 28 in September 1985.
1963 – Gene Vincent’s recording contract with Capitol expires. His last recording is a time remake of Be-Bop-A-Lula.
1956 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog,” Elvis Presley. Presley causes an uproar with his pelvic undulations when he first performs “Hound Dog” on Milton Berle’s TV show. The two-sided hit tops Chart Toppers’s single chart for 11 weeks, setting a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. […]
1950 – “Bad to the Bone” bluesman George Thorogood is born in Wilmington, Del. George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is a blues-rock performer from Wilmington, Delaware. He was raised on Clearview Avenue in Naamans Gardens, a suburb of Wilmington. Career Thorogood’s demo Better Than the Rest was recorded in 1974 and released in 1979. […]
1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Boston. Anthony Joseph “Joe” Perry (Born September 10, 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 48th in the Rolling Stone‘s list – The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. […]
1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]