On this day in history, September 10th, 1991, the first hit by American Grunge Rock band, Nirvana, was released. The rest is history…
On This Day In History: August 1st, 1981, MTV launches
MTV was launched on August 1st, 1981. The first video that was played was Video Killed The Radio Star, by The Buggles. Remember when they used to actually play music videos. ?
Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone (1964)
I recently managed to find a copy of this song, on vinyl, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, by British band, Gerry & The Pacemakers.
It reached number 1, in the UK, in 1964, but never charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
This song is a huge football (soccer) anthem, in the UK, particularly in Liverpool, where the band are from.
Bad Company – Can’t Get Enough (1974)
Can’t Get Enough was the biggest hit for British rock band, Bad Company.
It reached number 15 in the UK and number 5, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1974.
Creed – One Last Breath (2002)
This song, One Last Breath, by Creed, in 2002, reached Number 6, on the Billboard Hot 100, and Number 47, in the UK.
Britney Spears – Oops!… I Did It Again (2000)
Can you believe that this song, Oops!… I Did It Again, by Britney Spears was released, 20 years ago, in the year 2000?
It reached number 1 in the UK, but only number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory (1982)
Wow, can you believe this classic, is 38 years old?
“Ebony And Ivory” is a musical collaboration, by British former Beatle, Paul McCartney and American singer songwriter Stevie Wonder.
It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1, in the UK. in May 1982, where it stayed for 7 weeks.
Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman (1971)
To mark the death of US Funk, Soul and R&B singer, Betty Wright on May 10th, 2020, here is her hit “Clean Up Woman” from 1971. It reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did not chart, in the UK.
Little Richard – Tutti Frutti (1955)
To mark the death of US Rock And Roll singer, Little Richard on May 9th, 2020, here is his hit “Tutti Frutti” from 1955. It reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 29, on the chart, in the UK. It has charted multiple times since then, of course.
Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop (1964)
To mark the death of reggae and ska pioneer Millie Small, on May 5th, 2020, here is her only big hit “My Boy Lollipop” from 1964. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, also number 2, in the UK, that year.
I remember we had this record, at home, growing up, in the UK.