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 …
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 …
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This (1990)
U Can’t Touch This, was the biggest hit for American rapper MC Hammer. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 8, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1990.
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 …
April 21st, 1973, Dawn – Tie A Yellow Ribbon, topped the charts
On this day, April 21st, in 1973, Tony Orlando & Dawn, topped the Billboard charts, with “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree”. This was a huge hit, around the World.
April 21st, 2019, 3 years ago, today, Prince died.
3 years ago, today, the World lost a unique talent. Prince, died, at his home, of an accidental overdose of the prescription drug Fentanyl, on April 21st, 2016. Here is one of his biggest hits, from 1984, “When Doves Cry”.
Don McLean -American Pie (1971)
The title track, to the 1971 album, of the same name, American Pie, by Don McLean reached number one, for four weeks, in the USA, in 1972. In 1971 it reached number two, for three weeks in the UK. The main theme “The Day The Music Died” refers to the February 1959 plane crash, that …