This Day In Music History
1963 – Stevie Wonder arrived in the UK for appearances on the TV shows ‘Ready Steady Go!’ and ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars.’
1979 – The first night of a series of concerts were held at The Hammersmith Odeon in London for the People of Kampuchea, featuring Queen, The Who, Wings, and many more artists. The events which were organized by Paul McCartney and Kurt Waldheim were aimed to raise money for the victims of war-torn Cambodia.
1989 – U2 started a five-night run at Dublin’s Point Depot in Ireland.
2003 – Bruce Springsteen is named the year’s top concert draw. His Rising tour with the E Street Band grossed $115.9 million. Celine Dion also made $80.5m from 145 shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.