Let’s start on this day in 1970. Simon and Garfunkel’s album Bridge Over Troubled Water starts a ten week run at No.1 in the US. The duo had already split-up by the time of the release.
Country music singer Mickey Gilley, opened his night club Gilley’s, on this day in 1971. It was the central location in the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy.”
On this day in 1975, David Bowie released the album Young Americans. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of his previous albums, showcasing his interest in soul and R&B music. Young Americans gave Bowie his first US #1 single with the song “Fame.”
On this day in 1983, the band New Order release “Blue Monday,” which becomes the biggest-selling 12-inch single of all time. The song has never cracked the Top 50 on the US singles charts.
The Beastie Boys appear on Soul Train, on this day in 1987, where they perform “Brass Monkey.” They manage to win over host Don Cornelius, who tells them, “You’re very chilling, very hip, and we like your music.”
And finally, it was on this day in 1991, that the readers of Rolling Stone magazine voted George Michael the best male singer and sexiest male artist.