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On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1983, Billy Joel started a two week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’

In 1995, Michael Jackson scored his 6th solo UK number 1 single when ‘Earth Song’ started a 6-week run at the top of the chart

In 2000, U2 made their first-ever appearance on the long-running NBC program ‘Saturday Night Live.

400517 11: Music group U2 performs during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI February 3, 2002 at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Super Bowl XXXVI is being played by the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)