This Day In Music History
1962 – Born on this day, Jon Bon Jovi, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, 1986 US & UK No.1 album ‘Slippery When Wet’, plus nine other UK Top 10 albums).
1974 – Stevie Wonder wins five Grammys at this year’s awards ceremony. Innervisions is Album of the Year. “Superstition” is named Best R&B Song and Best R&B Vocal Performance.
1985 – Wham! started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Make It Big’, which eventually went on the sell over 5 million copies in the US.
1999 – Dusty Springfield died after a long battle against cancer, aged 59. The British singer had her first UK hit single in 1963 with ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, which reached No.4, the 1966 UK No.1 & US No.4 single with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles.