(Saturday, March 22, 1997) — “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” by Puff Daddy featuring Mase peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for six consecutive weeks (Mar. 22/29, Apr. 5/12/19/26, 1997). Continue reading ‘Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down’ by Puff Daddy featuring Mase peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 22 1997)
Video: 'On this day: Paul McCartney gets knighted'
(Tuesday, March 11, 1997, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. GMT) — Paul McCartney was formally invested with his knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II today as screaming fans waited outside Buckingham Palace to see the former Beatle. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth knights Paul McCartney 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1997)
Video: 'Is this the man who shot Biggie Smalls? (Must See)'
(Sunday, March 9, 1997, 12:45 a.m. PST) — Notorious B.I.G., a gangsta rap artist who turned his drug-dealing past on the streets of Brooklyn into a platinum-selling recording career, was was shot four times this morning in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles which led to his death 30 minutes later. Continue reading Rapper Notorious B.I.G. shot to death 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 9 1997)
(Saturday, March 1, 1997) — “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” by Madonna peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Madonna’s 30th of 38 top ten hits on the chart (1984-2012).
Video: 'Clapton + Babyface - Change the World'97'
(Wednesday, February 26, 1997, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Love songs reigned tonight at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Continue reading Babyface wins four Grammy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay (Feb 26 1997)
(Saturday, February 22, 1997) — “Wannabe” by Spice Girls peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (Feb. 22, Mar. 1/8/15, 1997).
Video: 'Hey, Hey It's The Monkees'
(Monday February 17, 1997, 8:00 p.m. EST) — Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees, a one-hour comedy special televised featuring what would turn out to be the last appearance of all four of the original Monkees (Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork), premiered tonight on the ABC Network. Continue reading The Monkees reunite for ‘Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees’ TV special 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1997)
Video: '1997 Paul McCartney 'The World Tonight' Part 9/10' (Feb. 14, 1997, at 0:37)
(Friday, February 14, 1997) — An orchestral arrangement scored by former Beatles producer George Martin was overdubbed onto Paul McCartney’s recording of “Beautiful Night” today at Abbey Road Studios in London for the former Beatle’s forthcoming album Flaming Pie. Continue reading Orchestration added to McCartney’s ‘Beautiful Night’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 14 1997)
(Saturday, January 25, 1997) — “If It Makes You Happy” by Sheryl Crow peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four weeks.
(Saturday, December 21, 1996) — “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four weeks. The track was ranked number 406 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2004.