This Day In Music: January 5th
On this Day in music in 1968, Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden on drink charges after going berserk and wrecking everything in his Goteberg Hotel room. In 1979, The film soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever hit 25 million sold worldwide, making it the best-selling LP in history. Exactly one year later in 1980, “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang became the first rap song to hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. “I Got You Babe” – Sonny & Cher And in 1998, Sonny Bono died when he hit a tree while skiing at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California. Bono rose to prominence as one half of the singing duo Sonny & Cher; Cher being his second wife. The duo enjoyed a string of hits in the late 60s and hosted their own popular variety hour television show. After leaving music and television, Bono pursued a career in politics, becoming mayor of Palm Springs, California and eventually a Congressman for California’s 44 th district. To this day, Bono is the only member of Congress to have had a number one pop single on the Billboard Hot 100. Just some of the notes for January 5th, This Day in Music.