1942 - Born on this day, Barbra Streisand
, singer, actress.
1945 - Born on this day, Doug Clifford, drums, Creedence Clearwater Revival
1947 - Born on this day, Glenn Cornick, bass guitar, Jethro Tull
1948 - Born on this day, Steve York, Manfred Mann
1957 - Born on this day, David Jay, Bauhaus
, Love & Rockets
1958 - Born on this day, Boris Williams, drums, The Cure
1961 - Bob Dylan
appeared on Harry Belafonte
's album 'The Midnight Special' playing harmonica on the track 'Calypso King'; Dylan was paid a $50 session fee for this his first ever recording.
1962 - The son of Jerry Lee Lewis
, Steve Allen drowned in their home swimming pool.
1963 - Born on this day, Billy Gould, Faith No More
1964 - Born on this day, Paul Ryder, bass, Happy Mondays
1965 - Beatles
manager Brian Epstein won the 'star prize' of an album when he had his letter published in UK music weekly 'Melody Maker' informing it's readers that Paul McCartney
played lead guitar on 'Ticket To Ride.'
1967 - Born on this day, Shannon Larkin, drummer, Ugly Kid Joe
1967 - Born on this day, Patty Schemel, Hole
1968 - Born on this day, Aaron Comess, drums, The Spin Doctors
1968 - Louis Armstrong
was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'What A Wonderful World / Cabaret.' At 69 years of age, it made Armstrong the oldest act ever to score a UK No.1.
1968 - Enjoying a wild birthday party Keith Moon
drummer with The Who
drove his Lincoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool.
1968 - The Beatles
new company Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie
1971 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young
went to No.1 on the US album chart with '4 Way Street.'
1974 - Born on this day, Brian Marshall, bassist, Creed
1976 - Paul McCartney
and Linda McCartney
spent the evening with John Lennon
at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles
to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.
1976 - 'Wings At The Speed Of Sound' went to No.1 on the US album chart. Paul McCartney
's fifth No.1 after The Beatles
1976 - Led Zeppelin
scored their sixth UK No.1 album with 'Presence', also No.1 in the US.
1979 - Ray Charles
’ ‘Georgia On My Mind’ was proclaimed the state song of Georgia.
1981 - New Order
started work on their first album at Strawberry studios in Stockport, England.
1982 - Status Quo
scored their fourth UK No.1 album with '1982'.
1984 - Jerry Lee Lewis
married wife number six, 22-year old Kerrie McCarver.
1984 - R.E.M.
kicked off a 7-date UK tour at the Tin Can Club, Birmingham, England, the bands first full UK tour.
1990 - The road crew for Roger Waters
discovered an unexploded World War II bomb while constructing the set for 'The Wall' concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany.
1992 - David Bowie
married model Iman, in Switzerland.
1992 - Wilson Pickett
was arrested after running into an 86 year old man and yelling death threats whilst driving his car over the mayor's front lawn in Englewood, New Jersey. Pickett was charged with driving with open bottles of alcohol in his car.
1995 - Oasis
released 'Some Might Say' which went on to give the band their first UK No.1 single.
2003 - The first official UK download chart was compiled after the big five record companies- EMI, Warners, Sony, BMG and Universal combined for a Digital Download day. Over 150,000 computer users had downloaded 1.1m tracks. The Net Parade Top 3: No.3, Tatu
, 'All The Things She Said', No, 2, Coldplay
, 'Clocks' and No.1 Christina Aguilera
2007 - Aides to George Bush were told they couldn’t book a luxury five star hotel suite because Mick Jagger
had already booked it during The Rolling Stones
current world tour. Jagger had splashed out £3,600 a night for the suite at the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vienna, Austria, in advance of the band appearing in Vienna. President Bush had sent US secret service agents to vet the hotel before finding it was booked.
2007 - The Arctic Monkeys
sold 85,000 copies of their new album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ on its first day in UK shops, putting it on course to be the year's fastest-selling new release.