On this day in 1969, Edwin Starr released the song “Twenty-Five Miles.”
Not only was George Harrison the first Beatle to have a No.1 single in the US, he was also the first to have a No.1 album. It happened on this day in 1971, when “All Things Must Pass” hit No.1 and stayed there for seven weeks. The album is also the best selling solo album by and Beatle.
On this day in 1985 “Like A Virgin” by Madonna was the #1 song.
On this day in 1997, Guitarist Randy California, from the group Spirit, drowned when rescuing his 12-year old son, when he was sucked into a riptide off Hawaii. They are best know for their song “I Got A Line On You,” which peaked at #25. They were also in the news when band members claimed that Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To heaven” sounded just like their song “Taurus.” A jury disagreed and the lawsuit was terminated. Listen for yourself below.
On this day in 2005, Green Day hit No.1 on the UK album chart with their seventh album “American Idiot.” The album went on to be nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning for Best Rock Album of 2005. It happens to be the album that my favorite Green Day song is on…
And finally, it was on this day in 2010, that Kesha’s first single, “TiK ToK,” hit #1 on the Hot 100, where it stayed for nine weeks, making it the longest-running chart-topper of the year.
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