Paul McCartney and photographer Linda Eastman were married, on this day in 1969. Paul’s brother Mike served as the best man. None of the other Beatles attended the ceremony.
On this day in 1979, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor was the #1 song. It is the biggest selling disco song of all time with more than 14 million copies sold.
Rick Astley started a two week run at No.1 here in the US, on this day in 1988, with “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The song hit the top spot in 24 other countries as well.
On this day in 1991, R.E.M. released their seventh album, “Out Of Time.” It won three Grammy Awards and is the band’s biggest selling album.
KISS released the album “KISS Unplugged,” on this day in 1996, which was taken from their performance on MTV.
On this day in 2003, the Chinese government ordered the Rolling Stones to exclude four songs from their upcoming performances in Shanghai and Beijing. The banned songs were “Brown Sugar,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “Beast Of Burden,” and “Let’s Spend The Night Together.” Mick and the boys obliged.
And finally, on this day in 2007, Amy Winehouse made her US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman performing “Rehab.” The song went on to win three Grammy Awards and sell over 2 million copies here in the US.