Category Archives: Today in K-Hits

Today in K-HITS Music: Farm Aid 2

Today in K-HITS Music: Farm Aid 2

Today in 1986, The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Emmylou Harris,…Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Ziggy Stardust retires

Today in K-HITS Music: Ziggy Stardust retires

Today in 1973, After 182 Ziggy Stardust concert performances, David Bowie announced he was about to retire from live performing, although it eventually transpires that Ziggy Stardust the stage persona is being retired and not Bowie himself. Only his guitarist Mick Ronson knew about the announcement, which came as a complete shock not only to the…Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Bon Jovi signed with Mercury Records

Today in K-HITS Music: Bon Jovi signed with Mercury Records

Today in 1983, A New Jersey-based quintet calling themselves Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram’s Mercury records, although they had also been considering the name Johnny Electric. The group have since sold over 130 million records worldwide, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Dancing In The Street was recorded

Today in K-HITS Music: Dancing In The Street was recorded

Today in 1985, David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ for the forthcoming Live Aid fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley…Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: The Eagles with a #1 album

Today in K-HITS Music: The Eagles with a #1 album

Today in 1975, The Eagles started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fourth studio album ‘One Of These Nights’. The album which became their breakthrough album released three US Top 10 singles, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, (which won a Grammy), ‘Take It To The Limit’ and the title track.  Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Elvis’ Last Appearance

Today in K-HITS Music: Elvis’ Last Appearance

Today in 1977, Elvis Presley made his last ever live stage appearance when he appeared at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Presley would die less than two months later. The last two songs he performed were ‘Hurt’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ Before the show Elvis was presented with a plaque commemorating the 2 billionth record to…Continue Reading