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 …
Jigsaw – Sky High (1975)
This song, Sky High, by British band Jigsaw was a hit in the UK, where it reached number 9 and in the USA, where it reached number 3, towards the end of 1975. It was also a hit in a lot of other countries.
Jeffrey Osborne – On The Wings Of Love (1982)
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
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. ?
The Stranglers – No More Heroes (1977)
This song, by the Stranglers, is to commemorate the untimely death of Dave Greenfield, on May 3rd, 2020. Dave was the keyboard player from British Punk Rock band, The Stranglers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Greenfield This was one of the earlier hits for the Stranglers “No More Heroes”. It never charted on the Billboard Hot 100, but did reach …
Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son (1976)
This was the first hit for Kansas, “Carry On Wayward Son”. It reached number 11, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1976, but only made it to 51, in the UK, being their only hit there. We used to play this, at the White Horse pub, in Swanage, in the UK, around 1978 to 1981. …
Bill Withers – Lean On Me (1972)
To mark the death, this week, of Music legend, Bill Withers, here is one of his biggest hits, Lean On Me. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 18, in the UK, in 1972.
Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer (1986)
One of Bon Jovi’s biggest hits, from 1986, Livin’ On A Prayer. It topped the Billboard Hot 100, and reached number 4, in the UK.