On this day in 1973, Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. It is his best selling studio album, even to this day, with over 15 million sold worldwide. It features the title track, “Bennie and The Jets,” “Candle in The Wind” and “Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting.”
On this day in 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk on stormy Lake Superior, and took the lives of the ore carrier’s 29 crewmembers. The event has been forever memorialized by this Gordon Lightfoot song.
“Still” by the Commodores was the #1 song, on this day in 1979.
On this day in 1984, Chaka Khan hit No.1 on the UK singles chart with “I Feel For You.” Written by Prince, the song featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and the Rap by Grandmaster Melle Mel. The repetition of Chaka Khan at the beginning of the song was actually a mistake. They liked the way it sounded so much, they left it in the song.
We jump to this day in 1990, when Vanilla Ice takes over the top spot on the albums chart with To The Extreme, featuring the song “Ice Ice Baby.” It stayed there for 16 weeks in a row.
And on this day in 1992, Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses was found guilty of assault and property damage, after inciting a riot at a 1991 Missouri concert. He was given probation and ordered to donate $10,000 to each of five charities.
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