This Week in Music – May 8th
It was only a matter of time before The Beatles popped up on This Week in Music, and it will not be the last.
They released their 12th and final album entitled Let it Be, on May 8th 1970. Truly, this was the end of an era.
Happy birthday to Enrique Iglesias who was born 43 years ago on this day in Madrid Spain.
Irish singer Sinead O’Connor announced her refusal to perform on Saturday Night Live on May 9th 1990 due to controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay set to host on the same night. Sinead did not want to appear on the same episode with a comedian who she believed promoted sexual violence and was regarded as anti-woman. This will not be the last time Sinead and SNL are discussed in the same breath. See you all in October!
Sing us a Happy Birthday Song you’re the Piano Man!
Billy Joel turns 65 today and is still making great music.
All girl punk rock band The Go-Go’s decided to disband on this day in music in 1985. Although they have reunited a few times for multiple farewell tours and charity events, their status is still kind of up in the air.
Paul Hewson turns 58 today. Who is Paul Hewson you may ask?
He is better known as Bono, lead singer of the legendary band U2.
It was on May 11th 1981 that we said goodbye to the Reggae King Bob Marley at the tender age of 36.
If the reports are true, his last words are said to have been “Money Can’t buy Life”
Canada’s Hip Hop Ambassador Kardinal Offishall turns 42 today and still continues to be one of the country’s top producers.
This Week in Music – May 12th
On this date in 1973, Paul Simon embarks on his first solo tour of his career.
Paul was half of the legendary duo Simon & Garfunkle and went on to have an extremely successful solo career, topped off with 6 RIAA certified Platinum albums.
Everyone do The Stroke!
Rocker Billy Squier turns 69 today and is still going strong.
In 1958, Rock N Roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis is granted a divorce from his second wife, six months after marrying his first cousin who was only 13 at the time.
This scandal is likely responsible for the decline of his popularity and musical career.
Happy Birthday to R&B legend Stevie Wonder.
He has us wondering how he is now 68 years young today.
This Week in Music – May 14th
On this date in 1998, the Music World lost crooner Frank Sinatra to a Heart attack at the age of 82.
Shine on Mickey Blue Eyes, shine on.
Country singer Dustin Lynch turns 33 today. Let’s wish him the happiest of birthdays!
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