On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1984, Michael Jackson underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair damage done after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.

Popular American musician Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) stands in a graffiti-filled subway car during the filming of the long-form music video for his song ‘Bad,’ directed by Martin Scorsese, New York, New York, November 1986. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

In 2006, a line from U2’s 1992 track “One” was voted the UK’s favorite song lyric by music channel VH1. A poll of 13,000 people claimed the line “One life, with each other, sisters, brothers” deserved to come out on top. 

Also in 2006, Elton John raised more than $25,000 for his AIDS charity. John sold over 10,000 pieces of his clothing during a five-day sale in New York City at the specially-created shop, Elton’s Closet, located at New York’s Rockefeller Centre.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Elton John performs onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In 2015, Green Day was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class,. This was their first year of eligibility.