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April 16th – On This Day In Music History

Here are some of the stories related to music that happened on this day in history:

1985 – The album “We Are The World”, by USA For Africa, was certified Platinum and DoublePlatinum.  It hit Triple Platinum in June of that year.

1991 – Wilson Phillips’ self-titled debut album, featuring the monster jams “Hold On”“Release Me”“You’re In Love” and“Impulsive”, peaked at Five-Times Platinum.

21 years ago today in 1993, DAVID LEE ROTH was arrested for buying joint in a New York park.  The judge later ordered the charges dropped if the balding rocker remained clean for a year.

20 years ago . . . In 1994, HARRY CONNICK, JR. married incredible “Victoria’s Secret” model JILL GOODACRE.  Today is their 20th Anniversary.

16 years ago . . . In 1998, Los Angeles prosecutors filed criminal charges against GEORGE MICHAEL for his very lewd gay behavior in a very lewd gay Beverly Hills public restroom.

15 years ago . . . In 1999, SHANIA TWAIN became the first woman named Songwriter / Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.


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