Today in Music History 10/30/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

October 30, 2018
Eddie Vedder

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

On this day in 1982, Australian band Men At Work hit No.1 with 'Who Can It Be Now,'' the group's first US No.1. It only made it to #2 in their homeland.

Let's roll to this day in 1987, when George Michael releases his first solo album, Faith. The album featured four #1 songs and a #2. It goes to #1 in both the UK and US, and wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

28 years after their last #1 album, Santana would hit No.1 on this day in 1999 with Supernatural. It would go on to sell over 30 million copies and won 8 Grammy Awards.

On this day in 2002, Jason Mizell aka Jam Master Jay (of Run-DMC), age 37, is shot and killed at a recording studio in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, Suspects have been named, but the crime remains unsolved.

And since the World Series just concluded, let's got back to this day in 2016, when longtime fan Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam leads the crowd in "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch.

Birthdays today belong to Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane, Starship, Timothy B Schmit,of Poco, and The Eagles, and Gavin Rossdale from Bush. 

Gavin Rossdale
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