This Week in Music History
May 14th, 1998 - It's a sad day as news starts coming out that singer and actor Frank Sinatra has died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He suffered a heart attack and passed away at the age 82.
May 15th, 1967 - Paul McCartney meets a nice young lady by the name of Linda Eastman. She was a photographer working a Georgie Fame concert at the Bag O'Nails nightclub in London, England. They would marry two years later on March 12 in 1969.
May 16th,1987 – U2’s ‘With or Without You’ from the band’s 1987 album The Joshua Tree, starts a three week run at No.1 on the singles chart. It quickly becomes the group’s most successful single to date.
May 17th, 1986 – Whitney Houston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’. It was Whitney’s third No.1 in the U.S., and hit No.8 in the UK.
May 18th, 1966 – Bruce Springsteen finishes his first day of recording at “Mr. Music Inc Studio” down in Bricktown. Recording with his band at the time, The Castiles, they cut their first song “That’s What You Get.”
May 20th, 1998 – Fank Sinatra’s funeral is held at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California. Over 400 mourners came to pay respect along with hundreds of fans outside. Gregory Peck, Tony Bennett, and Sinatra’s son, Frank, Jr. addressed the mourners, who included many notable people from film and entertainment. Sinatra was buried with mementos from family members including cherry-flavored Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, stuffed toys, and a dog biscuit.