Today in Music

April, 15

  • 1999 Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell finishes an eight-day promo tour around the world with a packed press conference in Milan. She presents her solo debut single, “Look At Me,” and talks frankly about where she sees herself as an artist, the demons she exorcises through her songwriting, and her reasons for leaving the Spice Girls.
  • 1998 In a first for Country Music Television, the network launches Faith Hill’s Warner Bros. album “Faith” with a live concert by Hill and guests.
  • 1982 Billy Joel breaks a wrist when his motorcycle and an auto collide. He is hospitalized and has surgery.
  • 1973 Billboard No. 1 Pop Hit: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” Dawn featuring Tony Orlando. The song with a happy ending is based on a true story.
  • 1969 Archie Bell of the Drells is released from military service after a tour of Vietnam.
  • 1962 Billboard No. 1 Pop Hit: “Good Luck Charm,” Elvis Presley.
  • 1951 Billboard No. 1 Pop Hit: “How High the Moon,” Les Paul ’ Mary Ford.
  • 1944 Guitarist Dave Edmunds is born in Cardiff, Wales. His biggest single, “I Hear You Knocking,” reaches No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100.