Music Trivia

Cool Music Trivia From This Day In Music!

  • On this Day December 14, 2015

    was at No.1 on both the UK and US chart with her third album 25. The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at No.1 in more than 25 markets and broke first-week sales records in many countries, including the UK and US. 25 eventually became the world's best-selling album of 2015 with 17.4 million copies sold within the year, and has sold 20 million copies as of June 2016, making it one of the best selling albums worldwide.
  • On this Day December 14, 2003

    went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Changes' a remake of a track first sung by Ozzy on the album Volume IV in 1972. It was the first father and daughter chart topper since Frank & Nancy Sinatra in 1967.
  • On this Day December 14, 1980

    Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of 30,000 gathered outside St George's Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attend a memorial in New York's Central Park.
  • On this Day December 14, 1971

    was riding high in the Top 10 of the US album charts. In 2006, the album was rated No.1 on Classic Rock magazine's '100 Greatest British Albums' poll, and No.1 in a poll conducted by Guitar World. The album has now sold over 23 million copies in the US. The typeface for the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven, printed on the inside sleeve of the album, was Jimmy Page's contribution. He found it in an old arts and crafts magazine from the late 19th century. He thought the lettering was interesting and arranged for a designer to create a whole alphabet
  • On this Day December 14, 1968

    scored his first US No.1 single when 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' started a five-week run at the top. It was Marvin's 15th solo hit and also his first UK No.1 single in March 69. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles as well as Gladys Knight & the Pips.
  • On this Day December 14, 1967

    Rolling Stones guitarist was rushed to St Georges hospital in London after collapsing. A doctor reported Jones was tired and suffering from over strain and was also recovering from having some teeth out.
  • On this Day December 14, 1963

    played a show for their Southern Area Fan Club at Wimbledon Palais, London. To prevent damage to the stage from fans the management of the Palais constructed a platform for The Beatles to perform on, surrounded by a steel cage.
  • Things you didn't know

    Bing Crosby was a staunch Catholic and at first refused to record White Christmas because he felt it tended to commercialise Christmas. He finally agreed taking eighteen minutes to make the recording, and then the "throw-away" song became an all-time hit with Crosby's version selling over 40 million copies.
  • Quote of the Day

    "Rock n roll is like pulling back your rib cage and showing people your heart. It's not about wearing the right shoes." - Bono, 1997
  • I fought the law

    In 1999, 1960's singer Heinz was given a formal caution by magistrates in Southampton for playing music to loud in his flat.