Music History for Thursday, 12/26/19
2012 - Janet Jackson announced her engagement to longtime billionaire boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana, a Middle East investor from Qatar. The two later secretly married...and not so secretly split in 2017 after she gave birth to their son Eissa.
2012 - R&B/soul singer Fontella Bass, who was best known for her 1965 hit, "Rescue Me," died. She was 72.
2010 - “Lovergirl” singer Teena Marie died in her sleep at her Los Angeles home at age 57.
2007 - Trace Adkins' hit single, "You're Gonna Miss This" was released to country radio.
2003 - Bruce Springsteen nabbed the top tour of the year, grossing 115.9 million dollars. Celine Dion placed second, earning 80.5 million dollars thanks to her shows at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1999 - Curtis Mayfield died at a hospital in Roswell, Georgia. He was 57. An accident before an outdoor concert in Brooklyn, New York, had left Mayfield a quadriplegic.
1987 - Run Dmc's Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay, was hospitalized when his Jeep was hit head-on by a driver going the wrong way.
1981 - AC/DC's For Those About to Rock We Salute You topped the U.S. albums chart.
1979 - Pink Floyd's The Wall topped the U.S. albums chart.
1974 - The number one song was "Angie Baby" by Helen Reddy. It was the singer's third and final chart topper.
1970 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" topped the U.S. singles chart.
1968 - Led Zeppelin made their U.S. concert debut in Boston.
1967 - The Beatles movie Magical Mystery Tour was first broadcast on U.K. TV, to resoundingly negative reviews.
1963 - Capitol Records released The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" backed with "I Saw Her Standing There."
1951 - "Cry" by Johnnie Ray was the number-one single.