Today In History

06
Jan
1946
1946 – Born Syd Barrett

1946 – Born Syd Barrett

On 6th January 1946 was born Syd Barrett, singer, guitarist, songwriter of Pink Floyd, and also a co-founding member of the band. Although he was only musically

Sunday
23
Dec
1964
1964 – Born Eddie Vedder

1964 – Born Eddie Vedder

On 23rd December 1964 was born Eddie Vedder, an American musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who is best known as the lead vocalist of the ...

Wednesday
08
Dec
1943
1943 – Born Jim Morrison

1943 – Born Jim Morrison

On 8th December, 1943 was born Jim Morrison, American singer and songwriter, best remembered as the lead vocalist of The Doors. Because of his wild personality ...

Wednesday
06
Dec
1985
Europe No. 1 with “The Final Countdown” in the UK

Europe No. 1 with “The Final Countdown” in the UK

On 6th December, 1986 the single “The Final Countdown” by the Swedish band Europe, reached No. 1 on the UK singles chart. The single was released in February ...

Friday
06
Dec
1969
Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” no. 4 in the US

Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” no. 4 in the US

On 6th December, 1969 Led Zeppelin made their debut on the US singles chart with “Whole Lotta Love” and it reached No. 4. The single was released in November, ...

Saturday
21
Nov
1995
1995 – The Beatles Anthology 1 was released in the US

1995 – The Beatles Anthology 1 was released in the US

On 21st November 1995, The Beatles Anthology 1 was released in the US and it included 60 songs between which was the track “Free As A Bird”. The song was ...

Tuesday
21
Nov
1981
1981 – Queen and David Bowie reached No. 1 in the UK with “Under Pressure”

1981 – Queen and David Bowie reached No. 1 in the UK with “Under Pressure”

On 21st November 1981, Queen and David Bowie were at No. 1 in the UK with the single “Under Pressure”. The song, which was recorded in German recording studio, ...

Saturday
21
Nov
1970
1970 – Two months after his death, Jimi Hendrix went No. 1 in the UK with “Voodoo Child”

1970 – Two months after his death, Jimi Hendrix went No. 1 in the UK with “Voodoo Child”

On 21st November 1970, two months after Jimi Hendrix’s death, his single “Voodoo Child” reached No. 1 in the UK singles chart. The song is the closing track on ...

Saturday
19
Nov
2000
2000 – The Beatles started an eleven-week run at No. 1 in the UK with the album “The Beatles 1”

2000 – The Beatles started an eleven-week run at No. 1 in the UK with the album “The Beatles 1”

On 19th November 2000, The Beatles reached and stayed No. 1 for eleven weeks on the UK album chart with “The Beatles 1“. The album “The Beatles 1” included ...

Sunday
19
Nov
1988
1988 – Bon Jovi started a two week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with “Bad Medicine”

1988 – Bon Jovi started a two week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with “Bad Medicine”

On 19th November 1988, Bon Jovi reached No. 1 at the US singles chart with the single “Bad Medicine”, from the band’s album New Jersey. The single stayed No. 1 ...

Saturday