On this day in 1980, on his 47th birthday, Quincy Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here is Quincy’s first #1 as a producer.
In Anaheim, California, on this day in 1982, it was Metallica making their live performance debut at Radio City. The group has sold over 125 million albums world wide and are still at it.
Speaking of great bands, it was on this day in 1983, that Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such formed Bon Jovi. Jon has invited his two former band mates to join the current line up of Bon Jovi, when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.
About 40,000 people attended “Farm Aid V” on this day in 1992. It was held at Texas Stadium in Irving. I Performers included Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lorrie Morgan, Ricky Van Shelton, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp.
On this day in 1995, Tupac Shakur hit No.1 on the Billboard album chart with “Me Against the World, making him the first male solo artist to have a #1 album while in prison. Here’s my favorite from the album “Dear Mama.”
The Backstreet Boys appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time, on this day in 1998, performing “As Long As You Love Me” and “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart).”