Friday, June 8, 2018
n 1942 Bing Crosby records "Adeste Fideles" and "Silent Night" in Los Angeles.
In 1944 "Straighten Up And Fly Right" by Nat King Cole and "Swinging On A Star" by Bing Crosby both debut on the charts.
In 1959 "Dream Lover" by Bobby Darin peaks at #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" by Rolf Harris and "Easier Said Than Done" by Essex both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)" by the Crystals peaks at #3 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 Bob Dylan records an hour-long special for the BBC.
In 1968 "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by the Rolling Stones, "Lady Willpower" by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap and "Grazing In The Grass" by Hugh Masekela all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1969 Brian Jones quits the Rolling Stones citing musical differences.
In 1972 Rod Stewart appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits Yes for a solo career but returns to the band two years later.
In 1974 "Band On The Run" by Paul McCartney & Wings is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" by Olivia Newton-John is certified gold.
In 1978 Meco's single "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" is certified platinum.
In 1979 Gloria Gaynor hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Paul McCartney & Wings (on video), Bad Company and Rod Stewart.
In 1979 Wings' album "Back to the Egg" is released.
In 1982 Simon & Garfunkel reunite for the first time in 12 years at the Hippodrome in Paris for a 9-date European tour.
In 1984 Nils Lofgren debuts as an E Street Band member when Bruce Springsteen plays at New Jersey's Pony.
In 1985 "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" by Sting and "Bang A Gong (Get
It On)" by Power Station both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1985 "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1987 Pete Townshend tells London reporters that the Who will not do a 25th anniversary reunion tour.
In 1987 Luther Vandross's drummer, Yogi Horton, jumps to his death from the 17th floor of a midtown New York hotel.
In 1990 A Broward County, FL, record store owner is jailed for distributing obscene material by selling 2 Live Crew's album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be."
In 1991 Bruce Springsteen marries girlfriend/backup singer Patti Scialfa in Los Angeles.
In 1991 "More Than Words" by Extreme is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1995 Eddie Money makes a surprise guest appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman."
In 1996 Carole Bayer Sager marries Robert Davy.
In 1998 Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison are joined at a London church by Elton John, Sting, Billy Joel, and Peter Gabriel for a memorial service for Linda McCartney, who had died 2 months earlier of breast cancer.
In 1998 "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica is certified gold and platinum.
In 1999 98 Degrees' single "The Hardest Thing" and Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "Californication" are both released.
In 1999 Def Leppard kicks off the release of its latest album, "Euphoria," with a free concert at Wal-Mart in San Antonio, TX.
In 2000 Don Henley and Eagles co-founder Glen Frey, James Brown, James Taylor, Brian Wilson and the late Curtis Mayfield were inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in New York.
In 2002 Taylor Hanson marries Anne Bryant.
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