Michael Stipe, singer and songwriter, with the band that was pivotal in the creation and development of alternative rock genre was born this day in 1960. R.E.M. scored the 1991 UK No.6 & US No.10 single 'Shiny Happy People' plus over 20 Top 40 UK singles, and the 1992 UK No.1 & US No.2 album Automatic For The People. We're featuring Michael and R.E.M. on these channels today!