This Week In Music History
Feeling nostalgic? Take a trip back in music history and revisit all the good and bad that has happened in the world of music. Did you know that this week back in 1978, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first ever appearance as The Blues Brothers on Saturday Night Live?
This Week in Music Over The Years (April 17- 23)
April 17, 1973 – Pink Floyd’s album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ went gold in the US. The LP went on to stay in the US chart for more than ten years and become the longest charting rock record of all time.
April 18, 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.
April 19, 1988 - Former singer and one half of Sonny and Cher; Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs.
April 20, 1985 – The charity record ‘We Are The World’ by USA For Africa was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The US artists’ answer to Band Aid had an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon plus the composer’s of the track, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
April 21, 1990 – Sinead O’Connor started a four week stay at No.1 in the US singles chart with her version of the Prince song ‘Nothing Compares To You’. The track was also a No.1 hit in 18 other countries.
April 22, 1978 – John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first ever appearance as The Blues Brothers when they appeared on US TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’.
April 23, 1983 – Dexy’s Midnight Runners went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Come On Eileen’ the group’s only US No.1.