This Day in Music History: Diana Ross scores her first solo #1, Lenny Kravitz releases his debut album

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1966 – Herb Alpert performs for Princess Grace Kelly at her Monaco palace.

1970 – Diana Ross gets her first #1 solo hit with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

1974 – Max Weinberg makes his debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

1981 – Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in New York’s Central Park.

1988 – Bon Jovi releases the album New Jersey.

1989 – Lenny Kravitz releases his debut album, Let Love Rule.

1990 – Eddie Vedder is selected as lead vocalist of what will become Pearl Jam after Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready hear his demo tape where he added vocals to three instrumental tracks the band had recorded.

1992 – Radiohead films the video for their new single “Creep” during a show at the Venue, in Oxford, England.

1997 – The VH1 show Storytellers airs live for the first time in an episode featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans.

2012 – The Dave Matthews Band sees Away From the World debut at the top of the Billboard albums charts, continuing their unbroken streak of six #1 albums.

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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