This Day In Music History
1956 – Elvis Presley’s album, simply titled Elvis, becomes the first rock record to top the albums chart. Before the release of the album, Presley got into a fight with a gas station manager named Edd Hopper and was fined $52.00. The incident didn’t affect the release of the album whatsoever.
1979 – Peaches and Herb started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Reunited’. What many don’t know is that Herb (Herb Fame) has remained a constant in “Peaches & Herb” since its creation in 1966, while six consecutive women have filled the role of “Peaches.”
1984 – Chrissie Hynde marries Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr in New York’s Central Park. They will later get divorced in 1990 leaving Jim signing “Don’t You Forget About Me!”
1997 – Bruce Springsteen is awarded what is considered the Nobel Prize of music – Sweden’s Polar Music Prize.