This Day in History: 2024-02-08
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker (both formerly of Cream), Traffic’s Steve Winwood and bassist Rick Grech announce the formation of the short-lived ‘supergroup’ Blind Faith. 1969
3 Doors Down release “The Better Life” album. The band’s multi-platinum studio effort becomes the 11th best-selling album of the year. 2000
U2, nominated for five awards, wins them all including Album of the Year (How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb”) at the 48th annual Grammy Awards in L.A. Other winners are Green Day (Record of the Year – “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”), System Of A Down (Best Hard Rock Performance), the White Stripes (Best Alternative Music Album) and Slipknot (Best Metal Performance). 2006
Scorpions‘ music video for “Wind Of Change” surpasses one billion views on YouTube. 2023
The song, composed lead singer Klaus Meine following the band’s visit to the Soviet Union during the country’s large-scale socioeconomic reforms, was uploaded to the platform in ‘09.