This Day In Music History
1969 – Simon & Garfunkel’s Bookends hits No. 1 on the American albums chart. This knocks down their soundtrack to The Graduate from the top spot. Although the soundtrack featured two versions of the acclaimed “Mrs. Robinson”, neither are the full version as featured on the now released Bookends.
1973 – Carole King breaks a record by performing in New York’s Central Park. The record being the number of attendees at a central park concert. She attracted 100,000 fans to come see her free concert.
1985 – Dire Straits scored a No.1 album with “Brothers in Arms” in the US and 24 other countries. It was one of the first albums made for the new CD market, and was a full digital recording. Most recordings at the time were still recorded on analog equipment. The album won two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awardsw, and has gone on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.
2004 – Madonna cancels 3 shows in Israel after terrorists threatened to kill her and her kids. A spokesperson said she was targeted because she symbolizes the West and not because she practices the Jewish faith Kabbalah.