This Day in Music
1998 - Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs "Super Tuesday." Among the sets released are Garth Brooks' "Garth Brooks: Double Live," Whitney2003 - Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music," dies in Ruurlo, The Netherlands, after a battle with cancer. He is 57.
2003 - Country songwriter/vocalist Don Gibson dies of natural causes in Nashville. He is 75. Gibson made his mark in 1956 on MGM with the hit self-penned ballad "Sweet Dreams," which Faron Young and Patsy Cline also took into the top-10.
1998 - Tori Amos releases "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998," a compilation of her videos. The collection contains 16 clips from the artist's four solo albums. Included are classics such as "Silent All These Years," "God," and "Caught A Lite Sneeze" as well as videos hitherto aired only in Europe, like the stark black-and-white "Cornflake Girl," and the slyly inventive "Professional Widow."
1998 - Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs "Super Tuesday." Among the sets released are Garth Brooks' "Garth Brooks: Double Live," Whitney Houston's "My Love is Your Love," Mariah Carey's "#1's," Jewel's "Spirit," and three soundtracks associated with the animated film "The Prince of Egypt."
1984 - Ten weeks after its first appearance in the Hot 100 at number 80, Wham!'s single, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" reaches the No. 1 spot. George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley hold their lead for three weeks.
1980 - John Lennon's Grammy-winning "Double Fantasy" two-record set is released.
1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "That's the Way (I Like It)," KC & the Sunshine Band.
1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Hear a Symphony," The Supremes.
1953 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Rags to Riches," Tony Bennett.
1938 - Gordon Lightfoot is born in Orillia, Ontario. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 single "Sundown" in 1974.