THIS DAY, THAT YEAR in music – May 3 edition

By Bandook - May 3, 2019

THIS DAY, THAT YEAR in music – May 3 edition

1903 – BING CROSBY WAS BORN

The American singer and actor recorded around 2,600 songs in his lifetime, including ‘White Christmas’

1933 – JAMES BROWN WAS BORN

Also known as ‘Soul Brother No 1’, he was known to be quite the taskmaster, often levying fines  on members who showed up wearing un-shined shoes, were late or danced out of sync. 

1967 – WHEN A YOGI GOT A TOUR CANCELLED

The Beach Boys opened their US tour on which the co-headliner was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who lectured the audience on “spiritual regeneration.” The reaction was so negative, more than half of the remaining tour dates were cancelled.

1997 – DESIIGNER WAS BORN

American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, Desiigner had the 2016 US No.1 single ‘Panda’ to his name

2008 – DIDDY GETS A HOLLYWOOD STAR

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was honoured with a star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

2012 – MACCA ALMOST DIED

Paul McCartney narrowly avoided a helicopter crash when their pilot became disoriented during a flight in bad weather and missed crashing into trees by just two feet.

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