On this day

1968 | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at this year’s Grammy Awards.

1980 | The glasses that Buddy Holly had been wearing when he died were discovered in a police file in Mason, Iowa after being there for over 21 years.

1992 | U2 kicked off their north American leg of the ‘Zoo TV Tour’, at The Lakeland Civic Centre Arena, Florida. Many acts have appeared here, including Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Rush and Bob Dylan. It was here where Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley was nearly electrocuted, during a concert on December 11, 1976.

2000 | Sir Elton John stormed out of the opening of his new Broadway musical show, ‘Aida’, after 15 minutes complaining that his songs had been ruined.

Born on this day

1972 | Saul Williams, most known for his blend of poetry and hip-hop. Williams had the 2007 album ‘The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!’

1976 | Ja Rule, US rapper, (Jeffrey Atkins) who had the 2001 UK No.4 with Jennifer Lopez, ‘I’m Real’, and the 2002 US No.1 & UK No.6 single ‘Always On Time’, and the 2001 US No.1 album ‘Pain Is Love’.