On this day
1969 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever-British performance when they appeared at the Royal Albert Hall.
1973 | Roberta Flack had her second US No.1 when ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’, started a five-week run at the top of the charts.
1975 | Led Zeppelin released their sixth album Physical Graffiti in the UK.
1976 | The Eagles ‘Greatest Hits’ became the first album to be certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. New certification’s represented sales of 1 million copies for albums and two million for singles.
1982 | Winners at the Grammy Awards included John & Yoko Album of the year with ‘Double Fantasy, Kim Carnes for Song of the year with ‘Bette Davis Eyes’, Quincy Jones won producer of the year and Sheena Easton best new act.
1992 | Kurt Cobain married Courtney Love in Waikiki, Hawaii. The press reported that the couple were expecting a baby on Sept 10th of this year.
2000 | Carlos Santana won eight awards at this year Grammy Awards. Before the ‘Supernatural’ album, the guitarist had not had a Top 10 album since 1981.
Born on this day
1944 | Nicky Hopkins, session piano player who worked with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, John Lennon, The Who and The Small Faces. Hopkins died on September 6th 1994.
1973 | Chris Fehn, American musician, best known as one of the two custom percussionists of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Slipknot.
1974 | Chad Hugo, one half of the music production and writing duo The Neptunes.