This Day in Music History: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young release Déjà Vu, Kate Bush debuts - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

1967 – Music publisher Dick James announces that 446 different versions of the Paul McCartney song “Yesterday” had been recorded so far.

1970 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young release their debut album,Déjà Vu. It tops the pop album chart for one week and spawns three US Top 40 singles: “Teach Your Children,” “Our House,” and “Woodstock.”

1978 – The debut single from Kate Bush, “Wuthering Heights,” starts a four-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart. Her record company EMI had originally chosen “James and the Cold Gun” as the lead single, but Bush was adamant about “Wuthering Heights” being the first release from the album The Kick Inside.

1991 – Janet Jackson signs a $30 million contract with Virgin Records, making her the highest paid female recording artist ever.

1993 – Oasis record their first demos (“Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” “Columbia,” and “Fade Away”) at The Real People’s studio in Liverpool.

1997 – Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.


1947 – “Blue” Weaver (Mott The Hoople, The Strawbs)

1947 – Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)

1948 – George Kooymans (Golden Earring)

1950 – Bobby McFerrin

1961 – Bruce Watson (Big Country)

1968 – Lisa Loeb

1981 – Russell Lissack (Bloc Party)

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

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