This Week in Music – Thousands of East Germans gather at the Berlin wall on this date in 1988 in order just to hear Michael Jackson’s voice.
MJ was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin and I guess just hearing him live was the next best thing to attending the show. As we all know, the wall would be torn down the next year.
Hey Macklemore, want to go Birthday shopping?
Macklemore whose real name in Benjamin Haggerty, turns 36 today! Know any good thrift shops he can stop by?
This Week in Music – June 20th
One of the most recognizable opening guitar riffs of all time debuted on this date in 1988.
Guns N Roses released the song Sweet Child o’ Mine is easily the biggest hit by the band, and has since become labelled as one of the 40 greatest songs that has changed the world, according to Rolling Stone Magazine.
Hello? Is it my age you’re looking for?
Well if you’re wondering how old Mr. Lionel Ritchie is turning today, wonder no more as this legend hits the big 7 0.
This Week in Music – June 21st
It was on this date back in 2011 that the LMFAO album Sorry for Party Rocking was released in the U.S.A. I’m Sorry.
What are the chances that Rebecca Black turns 22 on a Friday?
The chances are 1 in 7 of course as there are only 7 days in a week. This year is looking pretty damn good though!
Quick! Can you guess you the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium was?
Well it happened on this date back in 1990 and it was none other than the great Billy Joel.
You can thank me when this question pops up on your next family quiz night.
What do girls want to do on their birthdays?
More specifically what does Cyndi Lauper want to do for her 66th birthday? My guess is that they just want to have fun.
Can you name the artist from Ottawa who was the youngest singer ever to perform at the Copacabana in New York?
If you guessed Bruce Cockburn, you are incorrect. The answer is Paul Anka who performed this feat on this date back in 1960.
A big happy birthday dawg goes out to Randy Jackson who turns 63 today.
Another amazing song, Sweet Home Alabama was released on this date in 1974 by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Did you know they got the name for the band from a high school gym teacher who got some of the band members in trouble for growing their hair too long? Leonard Skinner sadly passed away in 2010 at the age of 77.
When you think of kicking ass in an elevator, who do you think of?
If your answer is not the now 33 year old Solange Knowles, then I suggest you revaluate your life.
This Week in Music – June 25th
In the height of the punk revolution over in the U.K, can you guess which album was number one on this date across the pond?
If you guessed The Muppet Show, then I bow my head to you good sir or madam!
Happy Birthday to George Michaels who would have turned 56 today.
He sadly passed away on Christmas Day in 2016 at the age of 53.
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