On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1989, Guns N’ Roses started a two week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, the group’s first US number 1, a number 24 hit in the UK.

In 1991, Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit‘ was released in the US. The unexpected success of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in late 1991 propelled the album, Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start of 1992. This event is often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream.

Born on this day in 1950, Joe Perry; guitarist for American rock band, Aerosmith. Scored the 1989 UK number 13 single ‘Love In An Elevator’, and their 1989 album Pump spent 53 weeks on the US charts. 

The number 1 song in the USA on this day in 2011:

Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5