On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1982, John ‘Cougar’ Mellencamp became the only male artist to have two singles in the US Top Ten as well as the number 1 album. ‘Jack and Diane’ was number 4, while ‘Hurts So Good’ was at number 8. His album ‘American Fool’ was at Number 1 for the first of nine weeks.

In 1988, Michael Jackson appeared at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England on his Bad World Tour. Over 3,000 fans were treated by the St. John Ambulance service for passing out, hysteria and being crushed amongst the crowd of 125,000 fans, the largest concert of the 123-date world tour.’

In 1993, Mariah Carey started a eight week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dreamlover’. This was on the same day her fourth album ‘Music Box’ went to number 1 in the UK.

In 2015, Mark Ronson’s hit ‘Uptown Funk!’ became the fifth biggest-selling single in British chart history with over two million UK sales.