This Week In History: The Beatles, Billy Paul, Yoko Ono, Frankie Valli, Madonna & More

As we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, Joe Causi is back with another ‘Week in Music History’ this time with some highs and lows from all your favorites!

The ’60s

It happened on this very day in 1963, James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio.

He played “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” which he got from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from over the pond. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour!

Talk about breaking a record!!!


The ’70s

It was this week in 1972, R&B legend Billy Paul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Me and Mrs Jones’.

The song which describes an extramarital affair between a man and his lover is by far one of the best sweet soul records of all time!

 


(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The ’80s

It happened this week in 1980, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon.

Over 30,000 gathered outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool in the UK, while nearly 100,000 attend a memorial here in Manhattan in Central Park.

 


Photo credit: E.J. Judge/CBS Radio Digital

(Photo credit: E.J. Judge/CBS Radio Digital)

The ’90s

It was this week back in 1994 when a remixed version of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” re-entered the US Hot 100, where it stayed for another 27 weeks, just as it did when it first charted!


(Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

The 2000’s

It was this week in 2008, when Madonna paid former husband Guy Ritchie over $25,000,000 as part of their divorce settlement.

Madonna’s spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, told the Associated Press the figure included the value of the couple’s Ashcombe home in England, and the financial part of the settlement had been worked out but custody of the couple’s children had yet to be finalized.

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(Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

(Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

And talk about “MILLIONS” it would be on this day in 2013, when Miley Cyrus had insured her (in)famous tongue for $1 million. It’s not the first time she’s done something like this – when she first cut her hair short, she tried to get her new crop patented.

She wanted it to become known as “The Miley.”

 

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