Today In History

11
Oct
1997
Elton John’s  “Candle In The Wind 97” No. 1 on the US singles chart

Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 97” No. 1 on the US singles chart

On 11th October, 1997 the song “Candle In The Wind 97” by Elton John reached No. 1 on the US singles chart. The song is a re-write of his 1974 hit ...

Saturday
11
Oct
1980
The Police “Zenyatta Mondatta”, UK no. 1 album

The Police “Zenyatta Mondatta”, UK no. 1 album

On 11th October, 1980 The Police reached UK No. 1 with their third studio release called “Zenyatta Mondatta“. The album includes two hit singles: ...

Saturday
11
Oct
1962
The Beatles first appearance on the UK singles chart with “Love Me Do”

The Beatles first appearance on the UK singles chart with “Love Me Do”

On 11th October, 1962 the single “Love Me Do” by the Beatles appeared on the UK singles chart and peaked at No. 4. The song was written by John ...

Thursday
10
Oct
1980
The funeral of Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham “Bonzo”

The funeral of Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham “Bonzo”

On 10th October 1980, it was the funeral of John Bonham “Bonzo”, the drummer of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He was found dead at Jimmy Page’s house ...

Friday
10
Oct
1961
Martin Kemp, London, rock bassist

Martin Kemp, London, rock bassist

On 10th October, 1961 was born Martin Kemp, the English rock bassist of the new wave band Spandau Ballet. He is also an actor and a occasional TV presenter. His

Tuesday
10
Oct
1970
Black Sabbath No.1 on the UK

Black Sabbath No.1 on the UK

Black Sabbath were at No.1 on the UK chart with their second album “Paranoid“. The album which contains some of the band’s best-known ...

Saturday
10
Oct
1987
Whitesnake went No. 1 on the US singles chart with “Here I Go Again”

Whitesnake went No. 1 on the US singles chart with “Here I Go Again”

On 10th October, 1987 the single “Here I Go Again” by the British rock band Whitesnake went No. 1 on the US singles chart. Although the song was ...

Saturday
10
Oct
1992
R.E.M. scored their second UK No. 1 album “Automatic For The People”

R.E.M. scored their second UK No. 1 album “Automatic For The People”

On 10th October, 1992 R.E.M. hit the No. 1 in the UK with their eighth album called “Automatic For The People“, for the second time. The album was ...

Saturday
10
Oct
1956
Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” entered the US chart, peaking at No. 1 for 5 weeks

Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” entered the US chart, peaking at No. 1 for 5 weeks

On 10th October, 1956 the single “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley has reached No. 1 on the US chart for 5 weeks. The song was adapted from the ...

Wednesday
10
Oct
1970
Neil Diamond went No. 1 on the US singles chart with “Cracklin Rosie”

Neil Diamond went No. 1 on the US singles chart with “Cracklin Rosie”

On 10th October 1970, Neil Diamond reached No. 1 on the US singles chart with his song “Cracklin Rosie“. This was his first reaching at No. 1 as an ...

Saturday