Here are some examples for today:
- 1998, Frank Sinatra died aged 82, had his first hit in 1940 and went on to have over 40 UK Top 40 singles including 1969 UK No.5 single ‘My Way’, which re- entered the charts 8 times and spent a total of 165 weeks on the UK chart.Â Â
- 1993, Janet Jackson started a eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’, her sixth US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.
- 2003, June Carter Cash, country singer, wife of Johnny Cash died aged 73. Had hits with Johnny Cash, ‘Ring Of Fire’, ‘Jackson’, ‘If I Were A Carpenter.’
- 1982, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory’. The song gave McCartney his 24th US No.1 as a songwriter, also a No.1 in the UK.
- 1948, Born on this day, Brian Eno, synthesisers, Roxy Music, (1972 UK No.4 single ‘Virginia Plain’). Member of The Winkies, produced U2, Talking Heads, David Bowie, John Cale and released solo albums.