This Day In Music History
1966 – Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with ‘Homeward Bound.’ Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque is displayed in the station to commemorate this, although memorabilia hunters have stolen it many times. The song describes his longing to return home, both to his then girlfriend, Kathy Chitty in Brentwood, Essex, England, and to return to the United States.
1973 – The O’Jays went to No.1 on the US singles chart with Love Train.’
1985 – ‘Easy Lover’ by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. Bailey was a former vocalist with Earth Wind & Fire. Phil Collins produced, drummed and sang on the track.
2003 – War with Iraq forces Madonna to re-edit her controversial “American Life” clip. The video featured the Material Girl lobbing grenades at a fashion show.