This Day In Music History
1968 – The Beatles play ‘Hey Jude’ on a British television show named ‘Frost On Sunday’ in front of an invite only live audience. ‘Hey Jude’ was the first single under the Apple Record label and would spend 9 weeks at No. 1, the longest run at No. 1 in the history of Beatles hits.
1974 – Eric Clapton hits No. 1 on the singles chart with ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, a remake of Bob Marley’s original.
1990 – Jon Bon Jovi hits No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Blaze Of Glory’. The track appeared in the motion picture Young Guns II, for which it was originally recorded. Actor Emilio Estevez asked for Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” as the theme song for the film, but Jon ended up composing an all new theme song for the film’s soundtrack instead.
2003 – David Bowie plays the first ever interactive concert. His performance was broadcasted live into 21 cinemas where members of the audience talked to Bowie via microphones linked to ISDN lines and Bowie took requests for songs from fans.