today in music history

April 10, 1976

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Today in 1976, Peter Frampton hit the top spot on the U.S. album charts with Frampton Comes Alive!, the biggest selling live album in rock history. The album was the [...]

April 8, 1998

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On this day in 1998, George Michael was released on bail after his arrest for engaging in lewd conduct in a park restroom in Beverly Hills, California. Michael was arrested [...]

April 7, 1979

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Today in 1979, The Doobie Brothers hit No. 1 on the U.S. album charts with Minute By Minute. The record was the band’s eighth studio album, and their only U.S. chart [...]

April 6, 2003

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Today in 2003, the White Stripes’ Elephant hit No. 1 on the U.K. album charts. The album was the duo’s second studio record, their first with a major label. It [...]

April 5, 1998

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Today in 1998, the Spice Girls performed their first ever live U.K. concert in Glasgow, Scotland. The five-piece girl band performed in front of 9,000 people. The show was [...]

March 2, 1983

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On this day in 1983, the first CD players were released in America (and worldwide), along with 16 albums on CD. The compact disc (CD) was developed together by the Dutch [...]

March 1, 1968

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Today in 1968, Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in Franklin, Ky. Cash proposed to Carter in 1968 during a live performance in London, [...]

February 28, 1977

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On this day in 1977,  an audience member attacked Ray Charles onstage. For years, the rumour circulating was that the man had tried to strangle Charles with a rope. The [...]

February 27, 1971

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Today in 1971, Janis Joplin’s Pearl started a nine-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart – five months after her [...]

January 31, 1984

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Today in 1984, Queen’s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ entered the U.K. singles charts at No. 4. The song was released after the band’s long hiatus from recording and [...]
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