Led Zeppelin made their U.S. television debut, on this day in 1976, on “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.” They performed “Black Dog” and “Dazed And Confused.”
On this day in 1982, Culture Club were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’, the group’s first chart topper and the first of 12 UK Top 40 hits.
Let’s stay in the U.K. It was on this day in 1993, that Meat Loaf had his first UK No.1 with ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’ (But I Won’t Do That’). It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks. It also went #1 in twenty-eight countries and gave Meat Loaf his first US No.1 hit.
Def Leppard earned themselves a place in The Guiness Book of World Records on this day in 1995. when they played three concerts on three different continents in the same day. The band played in Tangiers (Africa) in the morning, London (Europe) in the afternoon and in Vancouver, Canada (North America) in the evening.
It was on this day in 2004, that Ashlee Simpson walked off the set during a live broadcast of “Saturday Night Live” after the wrong vocal track was played during her performance, which revealed she had been lip-syncing.
Two years ago today (2015) Adele released “Hello,” which became the first single ever to rack up more than 1 million downloads in its first week of release. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
And it was on this day last year that we lost Dead Or Alive lead singer Pete Burns, who died of a heart attack at age 57. Known for the 1985 hit “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record),” Burns estimated that he had 300 plastic surgeries in his lifetime.
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