On this edition of “Today In Music History”
Happy birthday shoutout goes to one of Rap History’s most memorable artist Flavor Flav is born today William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. As one of the grandmasters of mainstream Hip Hop with Public Enemy, The Vikin Hat wearing, wall clock dangling from a gold chain rocking Flava Flav later went on to become a reality TV star with his show Flava Of Love.
So 25yrs ago today Eddie Van Halen and his smoke show, drop dead gorgeous wife Valerie Bertinell welcomed their son Wolfgang Van Halen, who would eventually become the bass player in Van Halen. Now isn’t that just an amazing family legacy, we shared a photo of the father son duo rock’n out together, keep it up guys.
Most of you may not remember this, sh*t I sure don’t but I fount it interesting and entertainment news worthy. Did you know that the #1 song in America on this day in 1945 was “Rum and Coca-Cola” by the Andrews Sisters. But would you believe that the song was really a sanitized cover of a calypso song about American servicemen who would travel to the Caribbean islands like Trinidad and solicit prostitutes.
Remember to check back everyday for more music history, here’s a early 2000’s Classic by Beenie Man that topped the charts during our time “I’m Drinking Rum N Redbul”