This Day In Music History
1969 – John and Yoko began their famous eight-day “bed in” to promote world peace. It was in room 1742 of The Hotel La Reine Elizabeth in Montreal, Canada. They recorded ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in the hotel room as well, and gave credit to McCartney, even though Paul had nothing to do with it.
1973 – The Edgar Winter Group goes to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Frankenstein’, the bands only US No.1. The group pioneered the synthesizer as a lead instrument and Edgar Winter would become the first to play a wearable keyboard for live performances.
1984 – Deniece Williams, former backing singer for Stevie Wonder, started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Hear It For The Boy’, taken from the film Footlose.
1990 – An interesting day for the Top five positions on the US singles chart. For the first time ever the TOP 5 spots were held by female artists; Madonna , Heart, Sinead O’Connor, Wilson Phillips, and Janet Jackson.