1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
1991 – Seattle’s Pearl Jam – formerly known as Mookie Blakelock – release their blockbuster debut Ten. With its hits “Alive,” “Even Flow,” “Jeremy” and “Black,” the album sails to No. 2 in the Billboard 200 and alters the grunge template forever. Person Eddie Vedder Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1981 – At this year’s Grammy ceremony, Christopher Cross wins Album of the Year for his self-titled debut, as well as Record of the Year for his lovely “Sailing.” Unfortunately, he also wins the jinxed Best New Artist gong and is probably designing Web pages now.
1940 – John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. One of the founding members of the Beatles. This great day in rock history! John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer, writer, songwriter, artist, actor and peace activist who gained worldwide […]
1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone) is born in Philadelphia. Career By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, his songs “Venus” and “Why” both […]