Today in Music

June, 26

  • 1999 Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Opening Ceremonies.
  • 1998 Italian director Stefano Salvati sues Madonna, claiming that her “Ray of Light” video is stolen from a clip he shot in
  • 1994 for local pop star Biagio Antonacci.
  • 1998 Marcy Playground debuts the video for its current single, “Saint Joe On The Schoolbus,” on the Web. The clip, directed by British production team Hammer and Tongs, premieres on Capitol Records’ Web site.
  • 1998 D.O.A. (Dancemusic Organization of America) hosts a party to promote dance music in America. Artists performing at New York’s Webster Hall include: Cynthia, Kimara Lovelace, Juzt Two Bros. with Wepa Man, MARINA, and Harlan and DJing by Glenn Frisoia, Tony B & Orlando, Eddie Baez, Brutal Bill, Philippe Snoy and Phoenix.
  • 1988 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Dirty Diana,” Michael Jackson.
  • 1977 Elvis Presley’s final concert. Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.
  • 1967 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Windy,” The Association.
  • 1963 George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) of Wham! is born in Finchley, London. He scores his biggest hit as a solo artist in 1987 with “Faith,” a million-selling No. 1 song.
  • 1947 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba,” Perry Como.