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On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1973, Bruce Springsteen played the first of four nights at Max’s Kansas City in New York City, New York.

In 1978, Def Leppard made their live debut at Westfield School in Sheffield, England. They played to a crowd of 150 students.

In 1980, Billy Joel held the top position of both the US albums and singles charts. His album Glass Houses contained his first and biggest number 1 hit, ‘It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me.’

In 2013, P!nk broke two records at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia becoming the artist who had performed the most shows at the venue, with 18 sold out shows and the first artist to sell more than 250,000 tickets at the venue.

In 2019, Ed Sheeran broke yet another streaming record. His latest collaborative album racked up 69 million streams in a month on Spotify, which was the highest by any artist.