We start on this day in 1974, when Bachman-Turner Overdrive released their only song to reach #1, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”
After eight years of performing together and eight Top 40 singles, including two #1’s, the Bangles broke up on this day in 1989. Ten years later the band re-formed to record a song for the soundtrack of “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” and have continued to perform together ever since.
Radiohead released their debut single, “Creep.” on this day in 1992.
The very next year, the last single that Nirvana put out before Kurt Cobain’s death was released, as “All Apologies” hit the radio.
On this day in 2001, all major U.S. TV networks simultaneously aired the all-star benefit concert “America: A Tribute To Heroes.” Performers included Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, and Willie Nelson. The $128 million raised went to victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families.
And finally, it was on this day in 2011, that the band R.E.M. called it quits. The message to the fans read as follows: We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished, our deepest thanks for listening.
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