This Day In Pop Music: February 17
Here are some things that happened on this day in pop music:
– In 1972, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Oakland, California. He was raised in nearby Rodeo, and recorded his first song at the age 5
– In 1976, The Eagles release Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), a collection of 10 songs from their first four albums. For a while, it is certified as the top-selling album in US history
– In 1991, Ed Sheeran was born in West Yorkshire, England. His breakthrough song “The A-Team,” was released in 2011, and was written about a drug-addicted prostitute he met while performing at a charity event for a homeless shelter.
– In 2010 Mumford & Sons made their US TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman
And that’s a look at this day in pop music!