What Happened January 4th In Pop Music History
It’s January 4th and these are some of the things that happened on this day in pop music history:
- In 2012, Bryan Ferry married Amanda Sheppard, who had previously dated his son Isaac, in Turks and Caicos. Ferry was 66 and Sheppard was 29. Their marriage lasted 19 months.
- In 1975, Elton John’s cover of The Beatles’ 1967 track “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was bumped from the top spot after two weeks by Barry Manilow’s “Mandy.”
- In 2001, Vanilla Ice was arrested in Florida after he allegedly ripped out some of his wife Laura’s hair during an argument while driving. The “Ice, Ice Baby” rapper spent one night in Broward County Jail before being released on $3,500 U.S. bail. Ice (aka Robert Van Winkle) later said it was nothing more than a “heated argument” and that he pulled his wife’s hair to prevent her from jumping out of their vehicle.
- In 1960, John Michael Stipe was born in Decatur, Georgia. While a student at the University of Georgia, he befriended record store clerk Peter Buck and went on to form R.E.M. with Bill Berry and Mike Mills. The band’s hits include “Losing My Religion” and “Shiny Happy People.”
- In 2008, Britney Spears was taken to hospital from her California home and placed on a psychiatric hold following a breakdown. Then-manager Sam Lutfi claimed the pop star was under the influence of amphetamines at the time.
And that’s what popped on this day.
Gord Sinclair tells us about being a Canadian Icon, new music, The Tragically Hip and love and loss.Gord Sinclair stops by to talk to us about The Tragically Hip being Canadian Icons, his new record Taxi Dancers (and its Hip influence), feeling the pressures of making solo music, band dynamics, songwriting and more!
Billy Talent sit down to tell us about how playing music is all they've ever known and all they've ever wanted, how they stay current and strive to release their best music every cycle, and how they established a fan base across Europe and the world!
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