On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1984, Cyndi Lauper Cyndi became the first female recording artist since 1967 to be nominated for five Grammy Awards. She was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Best New Artist’, ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female)’, ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’.

On this day in 2016, English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, David Bowie passed away at age 69. He earned his first UK Top 40 single with the 1969 ‘Space Oddity‘; which became a UK No.1 in 1975. Bowie had also scored two US number 1 singles with the 1975 ‘Fame’ and 1983’s ‘Let’s Dance’. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide which made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

 

Born on this day in 1953, Pet Benatar. A four-time Grammy winner and earned a US #5 & UK #17 with hit song, ‘Love Is A Battlefield’.