On this day

1974 | ‘Rebel Rebel’ by David Bowie entered the UK chart, the single reached No.5 the following month.

1978 | Winners at this years Grammy Awards included Fleetwood Mac, Album of the year for Rumours. The Eagles, Record of the year for Hotel California and Best pop vocal performance, The Bee Gees for ‘How Deep Is Your Love.’

1980 | U2 appeared at The Moonlight Club, at The Railway Hotel in London, tickets cost £2.

1985 | The Smiths scored their first UK No.1 album with Meat Is Murder.

1998 | All members of Oasis were banned for life from flying Cathay Pacific Airlines after “abusive and disgusting behaviour” during a flight from Hong Kong to Perth, Australia.

2002 | The Bee Gees made their last ever concert appearance when they appeared at the Love and Hope Ball, Miami Beach, Florida.

2003 | The News Of The World reported that Michael Jackson had undergone scores of painful operations to strip his body of black skin until he appeared white. And that surgeons at a Santa Monica clinic eventually refused him any more treatment. An insider told the paper that Jackson had been anaesthetised on a weekly basis to have his skin peeled and bleached.

2017 | Jay Z was set to become first rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Born on this day

1952 | Brad Whitford, guitarist with Aerosmith.

1955 | Howard Jones, singer, songwriter, keyboards who had the 1983 UK No.2 single ‘What Is Love’.

1967 | Chris Vrenna, Grammy-winning producer, engineer, worked with Tweaker, Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, U2, Weezer, David Bowie, The Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Marilyn Manson and the Japanese rock band Dir en grey.

1973 | Olaf Lasse Johansson keyboards with Swedish rock band The Cardigans.