This Day in Music History: Bob Dylan scores his first #1 album in the US & Bruce Springsteen scores his first in the UK - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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1974 – Bob Dylan scores his first #1 album in the US with Planet Waves. It stays at the top of the charts for four weeks.

1974 – Elton John releases “Bennie and the Jets.”

1975 – Cher’s self-titled variety show debuts on CBS.

1978Abba: The Movie has its UK premiere at Leicester Square’s Warner Theatre.

1985 – Bruce Springsteen scores his first #1 album in the UK with Born in the USA.

1990 – Ike Turner is sentenced to four years in prison on eleven charges related to the possession and transport of cocaine.

1993 – The Faces reunite at the BRIT Awards, where Rod Stewart receives a lifetime achievement award.

2005 – Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) is awarded substantial damages from The Sunday Times and The Sun for falsely alleging that he was involved in terrorism. The money awarded was donated to tsunami relief projects.


1931 – Otis Blackwell

1935 – Sonny Bono

1956 – James Ingram

1961 – Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)

1989 – Danielle Haim (HAIM)

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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