Today in 1984, Ray Parker JR. started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film Ghostbusters. Parker who had been a session guitarist for Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye was accused of plagiarizing the melody from Huey Lewis and the News song "I Want a New Drug," resulting in Lewis suing Parker, the pair settled out of court in 1985.
Also, Today In:
1979 - Led Zeppelin played their last ever UK show when they appeared at Knebworth House, England.
1999 - Kiss arrived on Hollywood Boulevard to unveil their star on The Walk Of Fame. The band had released over 30 albums and sold over 80 million records world-wide
2002 - Bruce Springsteen started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with The Rising, the singers fifth US No.1. Also No.1 in the UK.
Ben Gibbard, of Death Cab for Cutie, is 38 today.
Joe Jackson is 60 today.