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 in 1982, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory’ ?
This Week in Music Over the Years (April 24- 30)
April 24, 1992 – David Bowie married Somali born model and actress Iman in Switzerland.
April 25, 1982 – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory.’ This was McCartney’s 24th No.1 hit single as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!”. It was later named as the tenth worst song of all time by Blender magazine and in 2007 was named the worst duet in history by BBC 6 Music listeners.
April 26, 1995 – Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine.
April 27, 1997 - Depeche Mode went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their album ‘Ultra’.
April 28, 1979 – Blondie scored their first US No.1 single with ‘Heart Of Glass’, also No.1 in the UK.
April 29, 1976 – After a gig in Memphis Bruce Springsteen took a cab to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home and proceeded to climb over the wall. A guard took him to be another crank fan and apprehended him.
April 30, 1983 – Michael Jackson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Beat It’, his fifth solo US No.1, a No.3 UK hit.