Today in Pop Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 24 of 24

1927-05-14 - "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie
1939-06-03 - Beer Barrel Polka hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe
1967-02-04 - "Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby
1967-06-16 - 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
1967-06-18 - Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California
1967-09-30 - BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
1968-08-04 - 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif
1968-12-28 - 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
1969-06-27 - 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
1969-07-04 - 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin
1969-07-25 - 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
Singer Janis JoplinSinger Janis Joplin
1969-08-01 - 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
1969-08-30 - 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
1969-08-31 - 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival
1970-02-07 - "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies
1970-07-03 - 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
1979-02-03 - "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
1979-05-01 - Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
1979-05-20 - 1st western pop star to tour USSR-Elton John
1985-01-28 - Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)
1990-09-29 - "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
2001-10-21 - "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, and others.
2003-02-02 - Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'
2005-06-13 - A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 124

1902-06-17 - Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
1923-01-25 - Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
1927-01-10 - Johnnie Ray, Dallas OR, pop singer (Cry)
1929-10-22 - Dory Previn, Rahway NJ, pop singer (Love Be My Cover)
1933-11-29 - John Mayall, MacClesfield England, pop musician (Don't Washed Me Time)
1935-03-29 - Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly)
1937-08-02 - Garth Hudson, Canada, pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)
1939-06-11 - Wilma Burgess, country-pop singer
1940-02-29 - Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer
1941-02-11 - Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
1941-06-08 - Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, US pop singer (Funkadelic-Knee Deep)
1942-01-01 - Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney (1942-06-18)
1942-06-18 - Paul McCartney, Liverpool UK, English musician and member of The Beatles
1943-10-06 - Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
1944-01-28 - Arnold Muhren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
1944-06-27 - Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows)
1944-08-15 - Sylvie Vartan, Bulgarian pop singer
1946-11-17 - Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
1947-02-01 - Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
1947-11-02 - Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Wave)
1948-08-15 - Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
1948-10-05 - Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
1948-10-12 - Rick Parfitt, Surrey England, pop guitarist/singer (Status Quo-Wanderer)
1949-07-10 - , eg Kihn U.S. pop musician & radio personality.
1950-04-10 - Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Uncle Jam Wants You)
1950-05-04 - Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
1950-10-02 - Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds, Mike & Mechanics)
1950-10-11 - Andrew Woolfolk, US pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
1951-08-19 - John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)
1951-11-14 - Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
1953-02-13 - Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
1954-04-02 - Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
1954-11-18 - John Parr, British pop singer
1955-01-04 - Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)
1955-08-17 - Colin Moulding, English pop guitarist (XTC)
1955-09-25 - Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)
1955-12-15 - Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
1956-01-04 - Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)
1956-04-01 - Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People)
1956-12-06 - Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
1957-04-04 - Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid)
1957-05-23 - Jimmy McShane, Pop singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy)
1957-06-17 - Philip Chevron, English pop musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), (d. 2013)
1957-08-16 - Tim Farriss, Australian pop guitarist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt)
1957-10-21 - Julian Cope, [Kevin Stapleton], Welsh pop musician (Eve's Volcano)
1958-03-09 - Martin Fry, English pop singer and rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart)
1958-12-08 - Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
1958-12-17 - Mike Mills, US pop bassist (REM-One I Love)
1959-11-27 - Charlie Burchill, Scottish pop guitarist (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
1960-03-24 - Nena, German pop singer
1960-07-16 - Eus van Someren, pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw)
1960-11-04 - Frl. Menke, German pop singer of the Neue Deutsche Welle
1960-12-23 - William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
1961-01-06 - Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
1961-06-23 - Mark Drillich, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
1961-08-24 - Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
1962-03-10 - Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
1962-08-17 - Gilby Clarke, US pop guitarist (Guns n' Roses-Civil War)
1962-10-04 - Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
1962-11-24 - John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
1963-01-06 - Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
1963-03-04 - MDV, [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)
1963-04-04 - David Gavurin, English pop guitarist/composer (Sundays, Blind)
1963-06-26 - Harriet Wheeler, English pop singer/composer (The Sundays)
1963-10-28 - Eros Ramazotti, Italian pop musician/songwriter (Adesso Te)
1963-10-30 - Jerry de Borg, English pop guitarist (Jesus Jones-Real, Real, Real)
1963-11-16 - Gay "Mani" Mournfield, English pop bassist (Stone Roses)
1964-02-27 - Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue-Your Town)
1964-03-10 - Neneh Cherry, Stockholm Sweden, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love)
1964-05-05 - Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)
1964-12-21 - Ed Jongsma, Dutch pop bassist (Sleeze Beez-Look Like Hell)
1965-04-03 - Nazia Hassan, South Asian pop singer (d.2000)
1965-06-29 - Barry D, [Iain Bakker], English pop musician (Jesus Jones)
1965-11-27 - Fiachna O'Braonain, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
1966-01-31 - Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)
1966-03-25 - Jeff Healey, Canada, blind pop guitarist (See the Light)
1966-04-11 - Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer (Around the World)
1966-12-05 - Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant)
1967-05-13 - Melanie Thornton, African American German pop singer, former member of La Bouche. (d. 2001)
Musician Noel GallagherMusician Noel Gallagher (1967-05-29)
1967-05-29 - Noel Gallagher, Manchester, English pop musician (Oasis)
1967-08-18 - Daler Mehndi, Indian bhangra/pop singer
1967-10-04 - Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer
1968-02-17 - Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)
1968-04-30 - Paulo Jr, Brazilian pop bassist (Sepultura, Morbid Visions)
1968-10-07 - Thom Yorke, British pop musician and lead singer of Radiohead ('Creep', 'Paranoid Android' and 'Pyramid Song')
1969-07-24 - Jennifer Lopez, Bronx New York, actress and pop singer (Selena)
1971-12-25 - Dido, Kensington, London, pop singer and rap/dance music vocalist (Eminem's 'Stan', 'No Angel')
1972-01-27 - Mark Owen, English pop singer
1972-03-08 - Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
1972-04-13 - Jeroen Thesseling, pop bassist (Pestilence, Spheres)
1973-03-07 - Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
1974-05-16 - Laura Pausini, Italian pop singer
1974-08-11 - Hadiqa Kiyani, Pakistani pop star
1975-03-27 - Fergie Duhamel, Hacienda Heights, California, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
Singer Fergie DuhamelSinger Fergie Duhamel (1975-03-27)
1976-05-08 - Ian "H" Watkins, pop singer (Steps)
1976-09-06 - Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer
1976-09-20 - Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
1977-02-02 - Shakira [Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll], Barranquilla, Colombian pop singer ('Whenever Wherever', 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)')
1977-09-20 - Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
1978-10-07 - Alesha Dixon, British pop singer (Mis-Teeq)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 16 of 16

1963-06-22 - Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
1982-08-08 - Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
1988-07-18 - Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
1991-05-23 - William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
1992-12-23 - Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), dies at 42
2000-02-12 - Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
2000-08-13 - Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
2001-10-13 - Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)
2001-11-24 - Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
2003-03-28 - Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
2007-01-28 - Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
2008-07-16 - Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
2008-08-12 - Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
2009-05-12 - Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson (2009-06-25)
2009-06-25 - Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50
2011-03-04 - Johnny Preston, American pop singer (b. 1939)


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