It's May 2nd and there are things to talk about On This Day in Music!
We'll begin in 1991 over in Ireland, where R.E.M.'s video for "Losing My Religion" was banned because of religious images from being broadcast anywhere.
That doesn't mean we can't show it here though! Enjoy what the Irish people couldn't.
On the exact same day, May 2nd, 1991, a band entered Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California, to start working on the album that changed music. It was Nirvana's first day of work on Nevermind. Butch Vig was the producer and that record has since gone on to a Diamond certification by the RIAA, having sold over 10,000,000 copies!
Check out Butch Vig talking about the first time he experienced "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and how it blew him away!
May 2nd, 1980 was a good day but the final day for Joy Division and their singer Ian Curtis. They played their last show before he took his life 2 days later. The full show is here to, from Ceremony: Live at Birmingham University.
There's also a birthday to talk about because on May 2nd, 1978, Steve Bays came into the world. He's the lead singer and keyboard player for Hot Hot Heat! Watch them at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, playing their song "Bandages" in 2010. (Steve is the one with the afro.)
And finally today, in 1989 on May 2nd a very odd man walked into a Zales Jewelry Store in Simi Valley, California. He caught the attention of the security guards there because he was wearing a wig, a phony mustache and false teeth. He kept looking in mirrors to make sure his disguise was straight until one of the guards went over to question him. It was Michael Jackson.
Immediately after he took off the mustache people recognized him and started mobbing him. Michael was nice enough to sign autographs for a few minutes and then he left the store.
You never know who is under that bad looking lip fuzz.
Happy May 2nd!