On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1980, Billy Joel started a six-week run at number 1 on the US album chart with ‘Glass Houses‘. This was Joel’s second US number 1 album. The album features Joel’s first song to peak at number 1 on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart, ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.’

In 1997, Puff Daddy and Faith Evans started a 11 week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’ll Be Missing You’. The song was a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G.

In 2002, Mick Jagger became a Sir when he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honors. According to sources, the Queen avoided personally giving Jagger his knighthood because she thought he was an inappropriate candidate for the honors.

 

In 2019, Britney Spears was granted a permanent restraining order against her former manager, Sam Lutfi who looked after her career from 2007 to 2008. A judge granted the five-year order forbidding Lutfi from contacting Spears and her relatives and from making disparaging comments about them online.