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On This Day In History January 8th, 1997, The Spice Girls hit the USA

Already a hit in the UK, the Spice Girls’ first single, ‘Wannabe,’ is released in the US and will top the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. The group’s debut album will go on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide as they become one of the biggest pop music acts of the ’90s.

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Otis Redding – On The Dock Of The Bay

On This Day In History: December 10th, 1967. Otis Redding and 6 other musicians, were flying into Madison, Wisconsin, to play at a nightclub, when the small plane, owned by Otis, they were flying in, crashed into a lake, 4 miles short of the runway. All, but one person, were killed including Otis Redding.

A couple of days before he had just finished recording “On The Dock Of The Bay”. This was released in January 1968, going on to reach number 1, in the USA and around the World, giving us this classic, that we all know and love.

On this day in history, 1997

Spice Girls release ‘Wannabe’ in the US

Already a hit in the UK, the Spice Girls’ first single, ‘Wannabe’, is released in the US and will top the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. The group’s debut album will go on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide as they become on of the biggest pop acts of the ‘90s.

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing (1985)

This song, Money For Nothing, by Dire Straits, is from the album, “Brothers In Arms”.

It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1985, but only made number 4, on the chart, in the UK.

This groundbreaking video was the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network launched on 1 August 1987.