On This Day, December 29 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY DECEMBER 29 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day December 29 in 1960 – With ‘I Love You’Cliff Richard & The Shadows started a two-week run at the top of the UK Singles chart.

1966 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their debut TV appearance when they performed ‘Hey Joe’ on the British music program Top of The Pops.

1967 – Singer and guitarist Dave Mason left the rock band Traffic on this day December 29 in order to pursue a solo career. He was one of the founding members of the band.

1973 – Three months after his tragic death, Jim Croce reached No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Time In A Bottle’. The song also became a chart-topper in Canada.

1980 – Folk and blues singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Timothy “Tim” Hardin died on this day December 29 in music history, aged 39 from a heroin overdose. Best remembered for the songs ‘If I Were a Carpenter’ and ‘Reason to Believe’.

Tim Hardin – If I Were a Carpenter

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1990 – 30 years later one the same day December 29, Cliff Richard also topped the UK Singles chart but this time with ‘Saviour’s Day’.

2007 – The winner of the fourth series of The X Factor – Leon Jackson hit number one on the UK Singles chart with his rendition of ‘When You Believe’ for the first of three consecutive weeks.

2008 – American jazz trumpeter Frederick “Freddie” Hubbard died on this day December 29 at the age of 70.

2012 – With her debut studio album ‘Our Version of Events’, Scottish singer Emeli Sande reached number one on the UK Albums chart on this day December 29 in music history.

2012 – After a one-week break from the top, James Arthur returned for a three-week stint at number one on the UK Singles chart with his rendition of ‘Impossible’. The song was an international hit and it also reached No.1 in the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, and Slovakia.

2013 – American multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Benjamin Curtis died on this day December 29, aged 35. Best known as a member of rock bands UFOFU, School of Seven Bells and Secret Machines.

2018 – With his second studio album ‘Dying to Live’, American rapper Kodak Black reached the top spot on the US Billboard 200 chart.

BORN ON THIS DAY DECEMBER 29 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1914 – American jazz pianist, saxophonist, and bandleader Billy Tipton was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on this day December 29 in music history.

1939 – Country music singer-songwriter and actor William Ed Bruce was born in Keiser, Arkansas. Best known for the hit songs ‘You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had’ and ‘You’re the Best Break This Old Hear Ever Had’.

1941 – British multi-instrumentalist and singer Raymond Thomas was born on this day December 29 in Stourport, England. Best known as a founding member of the progressive rock band the Moody Blues.

1943 – Founding member, singer-songwriter and bassist of The Band, Richard “Rick” Danko was born on this day in Ontario, Canada.

1946 – British singer and actress Marianne Faithfull was born on this day December 29 in London, England. She rose to fame with her rendition of the Keith Richards and Mick Jagger penned song ‘As Tears Go By’.

1947 – British drummer Colin Flooks better known by his stage name Cozy Powell was born in Cirencester, England. Best known for his work with the likes of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Brian May, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, etc.

1951 – Singer-songwriter and actress Yvonne Elliman was born on this day December 29 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Best known for her chart-topping singles ‘If I Can’t Have You’ and ‘Hello Stranger’.

1952 – Grammy Award-winning jazz multi-instrumentalist Joseph “Joe” Lovano was born on this day in Cleveland, Ohio.

1955 – American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and arranger Neil Giraldo was born in Cleveland, Ohio on this day December 29 in music history.

1961 – Co-founder and lead singer of the alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain, James Reid was born on this day December 29 in East Kilbride, Scotland.

1963 – Percussionist and drummer Marc Quinones was born in The Bronx, New York. Best known as a longtime member of The Allman Brothers Band.

1965 – Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Bryan “Dexter” Holland was born on this day December 29 in Garden Grove, California. He rose to fame as the co-founder and frontman of the punk rock band The Offspring.

1967 – Metal singer and songwriter Chris Barnes was born in Buffalo, New York. Best known as the frontman of the death metal bands Cannibal Corpse and Six Feet Under.

1970 – Founding member and frontman of the alternative rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket, Glen Phillips was born on this day December 29 in Santa Barbara, California.

1983 – American country music singer and songwriter Jessica Andrews was born in Huntingdon, Tennessee. Best known for her 2001 chart-topping single ‘Who I Am’.

1996 – Japanese singer and dancer Sana Minatozaki was born in Osaka on this day December 29 in music history. She came to prominence as a member of the K-pop girl group Twice.

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