What Happened July 20th In Pop Music History
It’s July 20th and these are some of the things that happened on this day in pop music history:
- In 2017, Chester Bennington of Grammy-winning band Linkin Park died of suicide. He was 41. The band’s hits include “In The End,” “Numb” and “What I’ve Done.”
- In 1991, EMF went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Unbelievable,” a song that sampled comedian Andrew Dice Clay. It would be the only hit for the British group.
- In 1964, Christopher John Cornell was born in Seattle. He went on to form Soundgarden – which had a hit with “Black Hole Sun” – and Audioslave. The musician took his life in a Detroit hotel room in 2017 at age 52.
- In 2002, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, best known for his hit “Walking In Memphis,” married Elizabeth Vargas of ABC News. The couple, who had two children together, divorced in 2014.
And that’s what popped on this day.
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