On this day in 1970, the first public presentation of the Juno Awards took place in Toronto, The Guess Who won for Best Group.
On this day in 1977 “New Kid In Town” by the Eagles was the #1 song. Joe Walsh put down his guitar and played the organ and electric piano on the track, that won a Grammy Award for best vocal arrangement.
Dire Straits began their first North American tour in Boston, on this day in 1979. With their newest song “Sultans Of Swing,” all over the radio, they sold out every one of their 51 dates.
Don’t mess with the lead singer of Tool. Maynard James Keenan is his name, he is an army veteran and avid Jiu-jitsu practitioner. On this day in 1997, a fan comes on stage and gets dropped by one punch, and Keenan keeps him in a choke hold until security arrives, all while singing the song “Pushit.”
Eminem drops his first major-label album, The Slim Shady LP, on this day in 1999. He quickly becomes the most controversial rapper in the game. He has had 10 No.1 albums and sold over 150 million records world wide, making him the biggest selling rap artist of all time.
On this day in 2000, Santana wins eight Grammy Awards for their chart-topping album Supernatural, tying Michael Jackson’s record for the most awards won in a single night. The album has sold over 15 million copies and features guest appearances by Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, Rob Thomas, Lauren Hill and the lead singer from Mana.
And it was on this day in 2002, that The Bee Gees made their last ever concert appearance, when they appeared at the Love and Hope Ball, Miami Beach, Florida.