THIS DAY, THAT YEAR in music – May 3 edition
By Bandook - May 3, 2019
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.>